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Remote access Ubuntu from Windows

by Mathieu Poliquin

You can download a vnc viewer for windows here: VNC viewer

Next you need to enable screen sharing in the settings. If you use Ubuntu 18.04 or 18.10 it should look like this: vnc_share

Common Error

Remote access from Ubuntu should work right away but if you remote from Windows you might get an error: That says this:

"Server did not offer supported security type!"

or this: vnc_error

Install an launch dconf editor

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor
./dconf-editor

Set require-encryption at off in the

/org/gnome/desktop/remote-access

require_encryption

tags: ubuntu - vnc - windows - howto