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VNC into an Ubuntu machine from a Mac?

I would like to log into my Ubuntu machine from my Mac. I tried running a VNC server on the Ubuntu machine with

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Guest [Entry]

"I would like to log into my Ubuntu machine from my Mac. I tried running a VNC server on the Ubuntu...

I am not the world most knowledgeable person on this topic, but - AFAIK - VNC is not a remote log-on utility but a program to share the desktop of an open session over the network (in other words: you must be already logged into the machine you want to see the desktop of).

If you want to be able to graphically log-in into a remote machine you will need some other tool instead. I have successfully managed that on xubuntu with freenx. I wrote a small how-to on serverfault. I believe you will only have to use GDM instead of the startxfce4 command and it should work.

Bear in mind that if this is the kind of functionality you are after, there are various other alternatives you can try, especially if you are using gnome. The ""classic one"" - if you trust the connection between the two computer (user and password are sent unencrypted) is XDMCP."
Guest [Entry]

"Perhaps too obvious, but did you try this? To disable this check and warning specify -xdamage twice. (you said you tried -noxdamage but that's not what the message said to do)

EDIT: Also, are you running Beryl or Compiz? You can stop Compiz by running metacity --replace in the run dialog (if you do this in a terminal, it will close when you close the window, even if you run it with an &)."