I'm looking to do a remote connection to a Ubuntu 16.04 machine through VNC. I'm using Remmina on client-side and I'm able to connect easily after the LightDM login, but I'm unable to perform the login on server-side remotely from the client.

I tried following different guides, but I ever get something like: 'unable to connect'. I need to leave the Ubuntu 16.04 machine headless, so turn it on and perform the login remotely from another machine. How could I do that?

Thanks in advance for answers.

  • VNC by default will 'echo' what is on the screen. This may not be what you want with a headless system. If must be VNC and no monitor attached you may be required to set up a display before vncserver starts. – jc__ Oct 25 '17 at 14:16
  • You have the tag 'remote-desktop' on your question. Checkout this answer to use RDP or "Remote Desktop Protocol" on a headless system. – jc__ Oct 25 '17 at 14:24

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