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I have an existing ssh connection between my computer (A:12.04) and a remote computer (B:10.04) (from A I just type ssh B). I have root access on both. Both use ubuntu desktop edition. I am struggling to set up a remote desktop solution. After a lot of different software and tries, the closest I got was to be able to connect to the vnc server with vinagre, but the screen remained black, for an unknown reason.

  • I'm running ubuntu 12.04 with unity 3d on A, and ubuntu 10.04 with gnome on B. – bob Jul 4 '12 at 23:39
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Here is the setup I have working in VMs:

A:12.04 Desktop i386, Unity2d and 3d both tested, client, xvnc4viewer
B:10.04 Desktop i386, standard GNOME, server, x11vnc, openssh-server

From out of the box fully updated with nothing new installed

On A:
sudo apt-get install xvnc4viewer

On B:
sudo apt-get install x11vnc openssh-server

Now on A:
first terminal:
ssh -t 192.168.1.1 'x11vnc -localhost -display :0'
starts the x11vnc server

second terminal:
xvnc4viewer -via 192.168.1.1 127.0.0.1:0
connects the viewer

verification it's only on port 22:
netstat -an | grep *insert far end ip address here*
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You should get results like that--^

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