upgraded to 11.10, VNC no longer works

Asked by Haruhi on 2011-10-17

I recently upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and I can no longer connect to the computer using VNC. This computer does not have a monitor attached. I still have access via SSH and tried various commands to start the vino-server without success. How can I regain VNC access from the commandline?

This is an excerpt from the "top" command:
 1576 lightdm 20 0 66008 15m 9744 S 0 0.8 0:00.90 unity-greeter
 1744 colord 20 0 50828 9864 7684 S 0 0.5 0:00.08 colord
 1328 root 20 0 26596 8204 4700 S 0 0.4 0:00.68 Xorg
 1651 lightdm 20 0 71808 7752 6344 S 0 0.4 0:00.06 gnome-settings-
 1740 lightdm 20 0 37416 6468 5380 S 0 0.3 0:00.01 notify-osd
 1944 honver 20 0 9844 6276 1576 S 0 0.3 0:01.07 bash
 1746 lightdm 20 0 37032 6052 5072 S 0 0.3 0:00.01 gnome-screensav
 1770 lightdm 20 0 68668 6028 4872 S 0 0.3 0:00.01 indicator-datet
 1164 root 20 0 28832 5540 4588 S 0 0.3 0:00.28 NetworkManager
 1786 lightdm 9 -11 96952 5044 3420 S 0 0.3 0:01.05 pulseaudio
 1772 lightdm 20 0 112m 4768 3812 S 0 0.2 0:00.00 indicator-sound
 1768 lightdm 20 0 61360 4612 3724 S 0 0.2 0:00.00 indicator-sessi
 1662 root 20 0 26984 3692 3032 S 0 0.2 0:00.04 upowerd
 1264 root 20 0 40808 3572 2912 S 0 0.2 0:00.02 lightdm
 1168 root 20 0 22848 3480 2712 S 0 0.2 0:00.05 polkitd
 1497 root 20 0 27828 3324 2660 S 0 0.2 0:00.03 console-kit-dae
 1811 root 20 0 9844 3300 2628 S 0 0.2 0:00.26 sshd
 1460 root 20 0 15580 3276 2816 S 0 0.2 0:00.01 accounts-daemon

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Haruhi
Solved:
2011-10-18
Last query:
2011-10-18
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Haruhi (honvl) said : #1

Had to connect a monitor to fix this. I shouldn't have upgraded.
Issue was due to lightdm not being able to log in until the user's Xauthority file was removed and lightdm not retaining the autologin settings from before the upgrade.