Note Before: I am an Ubuntu server user for many years, but this is my first ever attempt at Ubuntu desktop.
Context: I am attempting to help with ubuntu-docs 13.10, so wanted to be able to see on the desktop for myself some referenced items. Hence, I thought to install desktop on a VM, and connect to that desktop via VNC.
My issue: The display seems to mostly be O.K., however the terminal and some little text windows appear very strange. I have tried two different VNC viewers. My issue is best described by a screen shot, attached. I'm hoping my issue is simple and due to inexperience with the desktop. Any help/suggestions appreciated.
The VM is on my main 12.04 test server (s15), and I used this command to make it:
And I start the VM via these commands:
sudo virt-install -n desk_ss -r 8192 --disk path=/media/newhd/desk_ss.img,bus=virtio,size=100 -c saucy-desktop-amd64.iso --network network=default,model=virtio --graphics vnc,listen=0.0.0.0 --noautoconsole -v --vcpus=4
The iso was from the daily of 2103.09.03, but I have applied updates today. My 12.04 server has had all updates applied as of a few minutes ago. I do my VNC connection via "s15:5900" from a windows vista computer.
sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sdb3 /media/newhd
virsh -c qemu:///system start desk_ss