I need to allow screen sharing on my machine. In setteings>sharing there is no option of screen sharing at all. Vino is installed. I have looked in gdm3 and lightdm but it is the same. I have installed dconf-editor but I do not know which is the correct setting in /org/gnome/desktop/remote-access/ to allow screen sharing. The require-encryption is off. Thank you

  • What happens if you start vino-server directly?
    – Landak
    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:40
  • Typing vino-server results in command not found.
    – hans
    Jun 29, 2020 at 7:03
  • /usr/local/lib/vino/vino-server results in X11 is not detected
    – hans
    Jun 29, 2020 at 7:07
  • Are you calling vino-server from within a terminal in the gui? Do you have Wayland installed or X11? What happens if you open the terminal and echo $DISPLAY; xauth list?
    – Landak
    Jun 29, 2020 at 8:50
  • :0 EVOWEW/unix: MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 9e3783055d740e5d32bbc8128a6eeecd #ffff#45564f574557#: MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 9e3783055d740e5d32bbc8128a6eeecd
    – hans
    Jun 29, 2020 at 9:35

2 Answers 2


I also had faced this issue. I just installed vino and it solved my problem

sudo apt install vino

Now I can see Screen Sharing option in Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS


Reinstalling Ubuntu 20.04 from USB drive solved the problem. Probably some tweak I did after installation caused this option to disappear.

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