OK, I hope this has already been solved and I just haven't found the right search terms to locate the answer.
I have two Mint boxes. I found several posts discussing how to enable remote desktop so I can connect to one from the other.
On one machine, I ran 'vino-preferences', clicked 'Allow users to view your desktop' and 'Allow user to control your desktop' then unchecked confirm access and then checked require password (and gave it a password).
On the other machine I installed and then launced the Remote Desktop Viewer. I clicked on Connect, chose VNC as the protocol, gave it the IP of the other machine, clicked on the connect button and then.... I got the message below:
An error occurred
Connection to host 192.168.X.X was closed.
I googled the error and it said that the above message in conjuction with using VNC usually "" Your "Hosts" filter has been deleted, or mis-configured. The "Hosts" parameter tells VNC Server which IP addresses are allowed to connect to it, and by default it is configured to allow all IP addresses. If you've re-configured it, or deleted it, VNC Server will refuse all connections""
I tried several times, even from the host itself to connect to the local host. I install x11vnc to see if that would work, but I get the same error.
a search on my mint box does not show any vino specific hosts file. Should I edit the local hosts file? Is there a firewall setting I'm supposed to make?
What am I missing?