I wasted too much time figuring this out so I’ll document it here for future use and if anyone else hits the problem.
As of Linux Mint 19.2 (or maybe a little earlier), they stopped including the simple Remote Desktop support. As far as I’m concerned, idiots!! I need that on every damn system I use.
When I first hit this problem I found these instructions,
These worked as far as they go, but they don’t explain how to assign a password to VNC. I must have passworded access.
Here is my full set of instructions:
- Install Vino:
sudo apt install vino
- Assuming the password you want to assign is ‘mypassword’, enter the following commands when logged into the user that will be running vino:
gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption false gsettings set org.gnome.Vino prompt-enabled false gsettings set org.gnome.Vino authentication-methods "['vnc']" gsettings set org.gnome.Vino vnc-password $(echo -n 'mypassword' | base64)
- You can verify the settings with
gsettings get org.gnome.Vino require-encryption gsettings get org.gnome.Vino prompt-enabled gsettings get org.gnome.Vino authentication-methods gsettings get org.gnome.Vino vnc-password
- Finally, search for the Startup Applications Preferences applet, and add
- Reboot and you should be good to go!