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I'm trying to perform a remote desktop connection to my Ubuntu system from Mac.

I had installed the vnc on ubuntu and trying to use Finder to connect.

The problem is I'm getting a error message:

The software on the remote computer appears to be incompatible with this version of Screen Sharing.

Somone knows how to solve this?


Mac OS X 10.8.2

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

Finder 10.8.1

vncserver (couldn't find it directly (no -v option available), but the man says 03 Mar 2005)

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VNC versions would be helpful as it sounds more like an application issue as opposed to the OS. You may not be able to use finder. –  hydroparadise Mar 28 '13 at 16:47
@hydroparadise, I'm trying to get the vncserver version, but I couldn't yet... It hasn't a -v option. Anyway the man says 03 Mar 2005. –  GarouDan Mar 28 '13 at 17:01

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If you need to run only one or two applications on the Ubuntu system, then you can use ssh with '-X' option.

ssh -X user@ubuntu

Then run browser etc on the Ubuntu's command line and it will become visible on your Mac. This will allow you to run any GUI application(like firefox) remotely from the Mac system.

On a side note, to find the version of vncserver you can run:

dpkg -l vncserver

or if the above doesn't work:

dpkg -l|grep vncserver

you also need to mention version of vnc client installed on Mac.

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