How to fix VNC(vino) in Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”

After taking the plunge and getting into the Linux platform using a headless box running Ubuntu 11.04 using the built-in VNC server Vino we upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot earlier this week we encountered a problem, the VNC server did no longer work and this has sett off many topics in Ubuntu/Linux forums around the globe but no one has produced an answer that works, until NOW!

we decided to try to figure this one out without googeling or contacting Ubuntu and the answer was easy… we started by setting the VNC server up like always going into desktop sharing and enabled that, then we did a nmap localhost which showed no open ports… so just for the heck of it we decided to try this and it worked!

open terminal and write the following code: “sudo apt-get remove vino”

and when that’s done simply do “sudo apt-get install vino”

start desktop sharing again and disable and enable it and shazzam! VNC working!

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