Accessing the Android Simulator on a remote computer via VNC

If you are using VNC to access a remote Linux computer and you are trying to run the Android Emulator you might see either a blank window or a distorted window:

Blank window, probably due to the “Hardware” graphics driver.
Distorted window, probably due to a wrong display depth.

To fix it you have to select the “Software” graphics driver when creating the emulator:

Additionally when running your VNC server you have to run it in 24 bit mode:

vncserver :2 -depth 24

Then it should work fine: