Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fix for ubuntu remote desktop redraw problems

If you access a recent (after unity) Ubuntu via remote desktop with VNC you'll have a lot of trouble with the screen not repainting. I'm accessing 12.04 but it happened in 11.10 as well.

The fix is to log out, then in the login screen click the little ubuntu circle next to the user name and select "Unity 2D". Maybe when you enable remote desktop it should warn us about this?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Just upgraded from 10.04LTS to 12.04LTS and couldn't use remote desktop.
    Thank you! Saved my day with this!