Gnome has easy to use remote desktop feature provided by the vino server.

It was time taking for me to find why the password authentication doesn’t work, and aways rejects my passwords.

  • I have used the screen System => Preferences => Remote Desktop to change the password.
  • I have tried  also to change/hash it directly in ~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/remote_access/%gconf.xml

But it doesn’t work because I have another version of VNC server installed on my Ubunto box. When I have removed the ~/.vnc directory vino-server manage to login with the passwords