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Ubuntu screen sharing gives black screen at log-in

Discussion in 'Computer Software & Operating Systems' started by Ol!ver, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Ol!ver

    Ol!ver Member

    Jun 28, 2005
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    I recently rebuilt my Ubuntu machine (11.10) and since then I don't seem to be able to make Screen Sharing work.

    Everything was fine before, but now when I try to share the machine's screen and Ubuntu is locked, I get a black screen that doesn't refresh. I've checked by watching the real screen and commands are getting sent. If I type the password and hit return then the machine logs in, but the screen share still doesn't refresh.

    If I try to share the screen when Ubuntu is at the desktop, then it all works fine. It's something about the screen being locked that's borking it.

    Any ideas?

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