OK... so I am running Pidora on the Pi with TigerVNC as the vnc server.
I am trying to remote into the Pi from my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop using Remmina Remote Desktop client.
I get a connection, but the client screen just shows up black with the 'X' shaped mouse cursor.
I have disabled IPv6 on both the laptop and the Pi.
I have disabled the firewall on both the laptop and the Pi.
I have heard this is an incompatibility with the XFCE desktop and I need to install the GNOME DE on the Pi.
Can anyone please tell me how to get this all working and if I really need to change my desktop environment on the Pi... I really like XFCE... can I make the vnc client work with XFCE rather than GNOME? It seems silly to me that they would use a desktop for Pidora that wasn't compatible with most vnc clients since many people connect to their Pi's remotely.
I really need to get the vnc remote working as I am using the Pi in "headless mode" as a remote WiFi camera and I need to be able to see what it's shooting via the vnc client window.
UPDATE: Also, I need to know how to set the firewall in Pidora to accept VNC connections or how to prevent the firewall service from starting up at boot... AND I need to know what boot file I need to edit so that the "vncserver" service starts at boot up. Thanks.