I was wondering if anyone could give an update on the state of
vnc in Ubuntu 17.10 with Wayland, and if it is possible, some instructions on how to set it up. The
vnc documentation on the Ubuntu community wiki is relevant for an x11 server, but not Wayland.
As background to my question, I used to regularly use
x11vnc to remotely set up
vnc over ssh, but go figure, no
x11vnc no worky. Now, my office desktop is running Wayland and I can't figure out how to get GUI access while I am traveling. One of the reasons I want the GUI is that the computer appears to be set to automatically suspend after a certain time and I haven't been able to figure out how to turn that off from the command line (I have been sending people in to my office to hit the power button every so often). I tried using
tightvnc to create a x11 virtual desktop, which it appears to have done, but when I connect with
vnc I just get a blank gray screen with an X for the mouse, presumably because all the gnome bits are off in Wayland space...