First, a huge thanks and a shout out to Derek Neely for this one.  This had me stuck for quite a while.  This works for just about any Ubuntu based Linux build using Vino.

So you enabled desktop sharing on your Linux box, you go to log in from Chicken of the VNC on your Mac and you get the dreaded  “Unknown authType 18” error…Below is the quick fix!

While trying to connect using Chicken of the VNC I received this error:

Unknown authType 18

To fix this, open a terminal on your Linux box and disable the encryption:

gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption false


Chicken of the VNC

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