I like to access my Mac from work (Linux) and I wonder if it is possible without installing additional software like TeamViewer or ChickenVNC. I also noticed somewhere that it is possible to wake my Mac via WiFi. What is needed for that (Mac has to be plugged in? Do I have to be in the same Network?) and how do I do it?
You can take either one of the following two approach:
This is pretty simple, you'll need to go to System Preferences → Screen Sharing and then click on Computer Settings. From there you can select VNC viewers may control screen with password: and supply a password.
2. Wi-Fi Wakeup
Go to System Preferences → Energy Saver. You can only do this with the Mac running on power (if it's a portable). You'll need to enable an option tick called Wake for Wi-Fi network access.
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Problem
If you're running this release of OS X Mountain Lion, you may find this doesn't work.
No Wake-on-LAN possible since updating to ML
since updating from OS X 10.7 to 10.8 (clean install), Wake-on-LAN does not work anymore. Setup: Mac mini (Early 2011) connected to Time Capsule (2nd gen) via devolo dLAN. Mac mini goes to sleep after 30 minutes and eventually disappears from the network. Sending Wake-On-LAN packets or using Back To My Mac fail, it simply won't wake up.
Wake-on-LAN worked smoothly under 10.7 after some problems. Any ideas?
Thanks and regards
However, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 fixed this.
Ubuntu has community wiki guide for the matter https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AppleRemoteDesktop
Setting up the Mac to be Accessed Remotely
On the Mac:
- Open System Preferences (it's in the Apple menu)
- Open the Sharing panel
- Check the box Apple Remote Desktop
- Click Access Privileges
- Check the box VNC viewers may control screen with password, and enter a password
- Click OK
Accessing the Mac From Ubuntu
- Launch Remmina Remote Desktop Client
- Select Connection > New from menu
- Select VNC - Virtual Network Computing as Protocol
- Fill Server field with either IP address or hostname of the Mac
- Optionally fill both User name and Password to make Remmina remember Your credentials
- IMPORTANT: Set Color depth to High color (15 bit) or better, otherwise connection will fail
- Click Connect (or Save to reuse it later)
Your Mac's desktop should appear on your screen.