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How to get vnc working on Fedora 25

asked 2017-03-05 00:31:28 -0500

owlbrudder gravatar image

I have two Fed 25 / Gnome 3 boxes that I want to connect via vnc.

I have ensured the respective firewalls allow vncserver to access ports 5900-5903 on both boxes.

I have set up screen sharing through the control panel applet and it says others can now access the machine via address vnc://[boxname].local

I try to access one box from the other using Remote Desktop Viewer, but all that happens is a delay of a fraction of a second and then the display of "Connection closed. Connection to host [address] was closed."

Clearly I have something set up incorrectly, but I don't know where to start looking and any advice would be appreciated.

Kind regards, Doug

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answered 2017-03-05 04:06:38 -0500

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You have to launch GNOME from a X session instead of Wayland. Click the gear icon on the login screen to change the session. VNC isn’t working on Wayland yet.

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Thanks Aeyoun. Unfortunately that did not make any difference.

I have followed advice given on various fora but I still cannot get vncserver@:0.service to start without errors. Still tinkering, but I suspect I am doing something silly because it shouldn't be this hard. "8-[

owlbrudder gravatar imageowlbrudder ( 2017-03-05 22:31:31 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-04-25 17:45:11 -0500

I found a workaround here in the forum that works for me. Not ideal, but VNC (tigervnc server) works in Fedora25.

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