Remote desktop documenation not complete

Bug #1667894 reported by Onno on 2017-02-25
This bug affects 2 people
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Ubuntu Documentation
ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The documentation on desktop sharing is incomplete. It describes how to turn it on but not how to use it.

I have always been aware of this feature but I actually never tried to use it until today. Expecting it to just work.

Turning sharing on is simple but it is completely unclear and undocumented how one would connect to the shared desktop. Remmina is default installed on a Ubuntu system but I don't think this is the software to use for this feat.

Because the documentation is not complete I cannot use this feature. I have to find another way like installing VNC server.

Chris Perry (clissold345) wrote :

Hi Onno, thanks for filing a bug. Yes I think you're right: the documentation could be improved. I see that on Ubuntu 16.04 Remmina is installed by default.

In case it's of use to you, there's a description of how to use Remmina here (dated 10/10/2013, and I haven't worked through it myself):

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
laluz (laluz) wrote :

Ubuntu 16.04 is using Vino for a server and Remmina can access it using the IP of the server and VNC protocol. I have just checked it myself.

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