All the tutorials and guides I have seen about accessing remote desktop in virtualbox claim that it is extremely easy yet I keep getting errors. Every time I try to access the virtualbox client running Arch Linux I get the standard error:
Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2) The remote computer is turned off 3) The remote computer is not available on the network
Hence I started troubleshooting this. First I checked that the remote access is enabled
Isn't that enabled?
Second was whether the amchine is one: well it was and I even had X running (I an at the early stages of Arch Linux installation) so that can't be the reason.
Thirdly I checked whether the computer is availabe through the network which I did my pinging the guest machine (the network adapter is on bridged mode) and since I got a response I surmised that the machine is working and at the same workgroup as the rest of my lan machines.
So to recap: - Virtualbox settings say remote display is enabled - The machine is on - Machine is accessible from the network
Yet still I am unable to log in. I have tried disabling the firewall on both the machine I am connecting from and the machine that hosts the virtualbox to no avail.
So any thoughts just what is it I am doing wrong?