Since upgrading to 17.10 I can no longer reconnect to the login screen in remote sessions using VNC. The only way I can reconnect to a remote session is if I am already logged in, then VNC is able to re-establish a session.
This is a problem when working from home if I need to reboot my Linux server or logout / switch users.
Doesn't VNC run before a user logs in?
I am using RealVNC as my VNC server/viewer and Cinnamon as my desktop environment. This combination worked with no problems until I upgraded from Ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10.
I have tried installing (re-installing) lightdm and then dpkg-reconfigure lightdm and selecting lightdm. This does allow me to access the login screen, but now my desktop environment is different from cinnamon.
Is there some combination that will allow me to access the login screen remotely and still have the cinnamon desktop environment?