I connect to my remote desktop but I am unable to do anything from within the client and when I click something nothing happens on the client but on the server things still open but the client doesnt display these things happening

Bug #452756 reported by Tiders on 2009-10-16
This bug affects 3 people
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vinagre (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vinagre

I connect to my remote desktop and it connects fine. It displays the desktop fine but when I click something... An icon for example nothing pops up in the VNC client but the icon opens up on the remote computer. This also happens when I open menus... So basically its as if the client is not showing any changes whatsoever but it is still transmitting changes to the remote desktop.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/vinagre
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: vinagre 2.26.1-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: vinagre
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-15-generic x86_64

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Changed in vinagre (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Jonh Wendell (wendell) wrote :

Probably a dupe of 353126

I am having a similar problem so may be related to this bug. The client connects, I can see the mouse cursor moving around, but all I see is the mouse cursor and a black screen at the client.

A workaround for me was to disable desktop effects (compiz) on the host and I was able to view my desktop correctly from the client.

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