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I am attempting to remote in to my sister's netbook using Remmina remote desktop client on both linux mint pc. I get prompted for a VNC password, but I do not know what it is, or where were I could change it.

If you guys havy any idea what the default password is or how I could change the password, please let me know, I will really appreciate it.

ALSO-if you recommend any other Remote desktops tools for 2 linux mint pcs, please let me know.

UPDATE 09/18 10:25 EST-clients web site doesn't provide this information.

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Personally, I use x11vnc, which prompts for passwords when you start the server (ie there is no "default"). Also, their project page says that Remmina is "a remote desktop client"; you need to find out what your actual server is. – new123456 Sep 18 '11 at 15:58
@new123456 I will try x11vnc server. Remmina comes with a VNC plugin installed to manage VNC inbound/outbound connections named LibVNCServer. – bbatman Sep 18 '11 at 16:09
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The password is the same used to login sister's desktop.

Configuration for the same can be done as follows:

Go to Preferences > Remote Desktop and select the following preferences:

  1. Check "Allow other users to view your desktop";
  2. Check "Allow other users to control your desktop";
  3. Check the security settings you desire;

Now the password used to login to your sister's desktop will allow you to view the desktop. You may use a separate account if you desire.

Well the tool you are currently using uses VNC protocol which is quite fine.

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Thank you I will give this a try when I get home. – bbatman Sep 18 '11 at 19:42
It worked, thank you. – bbatman Sep 20 '11 at 12:16

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