Looking for a simple way to connect? Ubuntu desktop/server from your Mac? The reasons can vary, whether you work remotely and want to access your remote Ubuntu machine, help a friend or colleague with their Ubuntu system, or retrieve files from your Ubuntu desktop while on vacation. Whatever the reason, you don’t have to worry about it anymore.
In this exceptionally simple blog post, we’ll help you connect to your remote Ubuntu desk from a Macand even the remote control Mac from Ubuntu.
Remote connections in Ubuntu
When we talk about remote desktop connections, let’s first understand how we can create remote connections Ubuntu workbench. Basically Ubuntu comes with a remote desktop tool by default that allows its users to access their machine from other platforms including Mac operating system, Windows, Linux, Androidand even iOS.
This amazing remote desktop tool offers three options for connecting to these platforms:
In this blog post, we will focus on that VNCwhich is a remote desktop protocol that uses RFB (“Remote frame buffer”) protocol for remote sharing of a graphical desktop.
- You must have a Ubuntu desk and a Mac with a stable internet connection.
- In addition, you should know the IP address and user information of both machines.
Without talking about establishing a remote connection, let’s start Ubuntu and you can access it Mac machine.
Remote desktop connection from Mac to Ubuntu
To get out Ubuntu your Mac operating systemyou must enable Remote Desktop Sharing Ubuntu.
Enable desktop sharing in Ubuntu
For this purpose, turn on the power Ubuntu desktop and click “Wired connections” icon placed on the top bar of the screen. Then press “settings” option to open settings application. Once it’s open, select “Distribution” tab from the sidebar:
Next, you need to enable sharing by clicking “Distribution” toggle button in the upper right corner settings window. After enabling sharing, click on the “Remote desktop“option.
Finally, you need to activate “Remote desktop” and “Remote control” options. Additionally, set strong credentials for remote connection authentication.
Note: You can also check “Enable Legacy VNC Protocol” option to ensure a smooth connection because some VNC clientssuch as built-in macOS VNC the client may have compatibility issues with the default protocol.
Access Ubuntu Desktop remotely from a Mac
Now that you have enabled the remote desktop option Ubuntu to the desktop, looking for “Microsoft Remote Desktop” (default Remote Desktop client) option and open it our Mac.
“+” icon and select “Add a PC” from Microsoft Remote Desktop window.
Now in the “Add a PC” window, carefully enter the remote computer (Ubuntu desktop) IP address and click “Add” button.
After the remote computer information is successfully saved to the connection, click on it to connect to it.
A prompt appears asking for remote desktop user information (Ubuntu). Enter the credentials of the remote computer and press “Continue” button.
Don’t panic about this secure connection prompt, just press “Continue” button.
Your Mac the system connects to the remote control successfully Ubuntu desktop in the form of a window.
Turn on desktop sharing on your Mac
To connect a Mac remotely Ubuntuyou must first enable remote access Mac. You can do this by clicking “Apple“logo and select”System settings” option from the list Mac.
Next, find and open “Distribution“application.
Proceed by checking “Screen sharing” service selection box. After that, you can adjust access rights and computer name according to your needs. Finally, click on “Computer settings” button.
Check both checkboxes, set a screen sharing password and click “ALRIGHT” button.
Finally, on your remote connection Mac has been deployed successfully. Now you can head to your place Ubuntu desktop to use Mac using VNC customer.
Access your Mac remotely from Ubuntu
In Ubuntu, search for ‘As a thong‘ (default desktop client), open it and select VNC protocol and enter the IP address of your Mac Remote Desktop.
Next, enter your remote desktop user information and press “ALRIGHT” button.
Pat on the back! You have successfully connected Mac from Ubuntu using VNC protocol.
If you want to connect to your Ubuntu to the desktop via a remote connection Mac, follow the simple guide above to do it quickly and efficiently. We have also explained the reverse scenario even step by step.
Our blog uses VNC protocol for remote connections, which means you can use your remote desktop’s GUI.