cannot see remote screen during VNC server connection

Bug #776028 reported by ParaDroid on 2011-05-03
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Vinagre: VNC client for GNOME
vinagre (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vinagre

cannot see remote screen during VNC server connection - connecting to MacOSX Snow Leopard - previously no username was requested, now will not connect with username, and displays blank screen on connection

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: vinagre 2.30.3-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue May 3 01:41:35 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/vinagre
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
SourcePackage: vinagre
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-03 (0 days ago)

ParaDroid (andrewstangl) wrote :
Ed Corcoran (ed-corcoran) wrote :

This is also happening to me.

ParaDroid (andrewstangl) wrote :

I've not bothered with trying to get vinagre to work, and have installed Remmina instead ..
hopefully it will be resolved though - it would be nice to have the option of reverting back if need be

Ochir (oabushinov) wrote :

I can confirm the same bug. This is critical bug for Vinagre.

Eric Kerby (erickerby) wrote :

Problem confirmed on my 11.04 install as well connection to Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Vinagre asks for a username/password pair (and only allows up to 8 characters for the password) and just displays a black screen. Remmina works when I just provide the VNC password that I set up on the Mac side without a username.

Owen Williams (ywwg) wrote :

I noticed that although the screen is black, it is connected. If I shut down screen sharing on the Mac, vinagre reports that the connection has been lost.

KRDC works fine.

Changed in vinagre (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Tommy Trussell (tommy-trussell) wrote :

I was trying to connect to a machine right next to me and the vinagre session was black, but the system I connected to responded to all mouse events (didn't try keyboard) within the vinagre window. SO the connection was in place, just no image. I tried several different resolution / compression settings and did NOT find any that successfully transmitted the screen image in vinagre.

Tommy Trussell (tommy-trussell) wrote :

OH and more info: Connecting using vinagre from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to a system running 11.04 Mythbuntu (with its xfce desktop).

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in vinagre (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
JjBehrens (jjinux) wrote :

Sorry, I don't have 2 Linux boxes to test this out anymore. Hopefully someone else can do it.

Benjamin Kerensa (bkerensa) wrote :

Forwarded to Gnome

Changed in vinagre:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in vinagre:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Alexander List (alexlist) wrote :

I see the same problem using two machines running trusty amd64. However, in my case the remote system was configured to prompt the user for confirmation to allow incoming VNC connections. You may want to ensure this is not the case.

The behaviour can be changed using "vino-preferences", and then restarting the session to make the change effective.

If you have SSH access to the remote user, you can connect using ssh -Y, and run vino-preferences remotely via X forwarding.

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