I'm trying to use remote desktop on my LAN to access a machine's gui from another computer. The machine I am working on is Ubuntu14.04LTS using KDE desktop. The target machine is CENTOS7 with MATE desktop.
When i try to remote desktop from my Ubuntu machine using KRDC (for KDE desktop) or Vinagre using the vnc protocol, I get the following desktop:
Here is a screenshot of my settings when using Vinagre. I have the same problem when I used KRDC:
That desktop doesn't even look like the default desktop of my user (only one user on the target system). And it looks like a browser with the menu hidden. I don't know what that's about. I'm not sure what to do next for troubleshooting.
The remote machine was started as a minimum install of CENTOS7 and then the mate desktop was installed. The system currently boots fine and defaults to the mate desktop when I am in front of the machine.
The target machine has tigervnc-server installed and I'm not trying to do a desktop share. I'm trying to use the target machines GUI rather than doing everything via terminal. So what I was expecting to see was the default desktop for my user...but i got something completely different.
Can anybody provide any direction here?
If the issue is related to this, can someone clarify what I need to change in CENTOS7?