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VNC Client to Natively Connect to Mac OS X

asked 2014-07-09 17:33:48 -0600

Phx_01 gravatar image

Being new to Fedora (after trying Ubuntu), I am now looking for "my necessary tools" on Fedora.

While I know that there are various VNC clients around, I am specifically looking for one who can natively connect to Mac OS X (meaning that I will not be required to enable VNC support on my Mac OS X Server computer).

On Ubuntu I found a small, under-rated and nifty Python-based tool called "Gtk-VNC Viewer", which did the job flawlessly.

Is there a similar tool on Fedora?

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answered 2015-01-16 20:32:04 -0600

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Not sure if it was the clean re-install or the version jump to Fedora 21 (including newer versions of the applications), but with Fedora 21 I revisited some VNC clients I tried before and found that Remmina was now working flawlessly. Since I tried a number of VNC clients, I cannot recall what was not working in the past, but that none I tried worked in a proper manner in the past.

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answered 2014-07-09 18:59:20 -0600

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There's gtk-vnc2 in the Fedora repo. To install it, run this command as root:

yum install gtk-vnc2

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+1, but format in code. :)

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-09 22:20:10 -0600 )edit

Sorry to come back just now. I was kinda hoping to get an e-mail notification, but apparently that does not work even with the correct e-mail set up. Thanks for your response. I saw in Yum Extender that I already installed it. The summary reads that this is a "widget for VNC clients". So, I take it that it allows other GTK3-depending VNC clients to tap on it to use this widget rather than the widget being a VNC client itself. If that is correct, I possibly "just" need to get the Gtk-VNC Viewer installed somehow and run it. I will try that...

Phx_01 gravatar imagePhx_01 ( 2014-07-20 09:05:42 -0600 )edit

Ok. Inside that python script for Gtk-VNC Viewer, there are several import lines, which, after I added a print line to test, seem to fail and exit the script. Those are "import gtk", "import", "import gtkvnc", "import gconf", "import gnomekeyring", "from optparse import OptionParser", "import gobject". Do you know where I can get these dependencies from (e.g. what do I need to install)? I kind of found most of them and changed the script accordingly (in hopes that it works), but I have not found "optparse" and "".

Phx_01 gravatar imagePhx_01 ( 2014-07-22 12:12:38 -0600 )edit

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