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  1. #1
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    TightVNC Server on Ubuntu 18.04

    I am attempting to get TightVNC Server running on a headless Ubuntu 18.04 machine running the Unity desktop. I am able to login using VNCViewer, but each time I get a blank Unity desktop and cannot right-click or launch anything. Here is a copy of my current xstartup file:

    #!/bin/sh
    export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1
    export XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP="GNOME-Flashback:Unity"
    export XDG_MENU_PREFIX="gnome-flashback-"
    unset SESSION_MANAGER
    unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS
    [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
    [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
    xsetroot -solid grey
    vncconfig -iconic &
    gnome-panel &
    gnome-flashback &
    unity-settings-daemon &
    metacity &
    nautilus &

    What am I missing?

    Thanks.

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    Re: TightVNC Server on Ubuntu 18.04

    What are you wanting to do on the remote system? There may be a sleeker solution to what you want to achieve which means that VNC simply isn't needed

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    Re: TightVNC Server on Ubuntu 18.04

    This guide can help with VNC but just because you want to use a remote system in some way doesn't mean you should automatically grab VNC.
    https://www.digitalocean.com/communi...n-ubuntu-16-04
    It's not always the best solution

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