I have been spending the last 4 hours trying to get my VNC connection to work. Eventually, I realized it was because my Ubuntu remote host was unable to host SSH connections- even though I had already installed openssh-server.
I then tried some basic tests to verify that
sshd was working on my machine, and found that
ssh localhost gives a
Connection refused on port 22 error. Also,
sudo service ssh start and
sudo start ssh both give a
start: Unknown job: ssh error. I tried purging and reinstalling
openssh-server, but no luck. Why can't I receive clients?