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    TightVNC Server Failing On Me

    GM2015GM2015 Member
    edited September 2015 in Help

    I got myself that new online arm £3/month server and can't get tightvnc working on it. I simply installed tightvncserver on a ubuntu 14.04 installation and it's just not working upon starting. Here's what I did:
    root: sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
    Set password blabla
    myuser: vncserver :0 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 24 -dpi 96
    New 'X' desktop is server:0

    Starting applications specified in /home/myuser/.vnc/xstartup
    Log file is /home/myuser/.vnc/server:0.log

    Upon using vnc(edit: not xrdp) client on windows, which works my home rpi, I get a screen saying :
    Xsession: unable to start X session --- no
    "/home/myuser/.xsession" file, no
    "/home/myuser/.Xsession" file, no session manager, no window managers, and no terminal emulators found; aborting.

    So I can connect, but the installation went wrong.

    What can I do? I googled around and seen this with no solution and then another askubuntu forum thread where a guy got the same error, but I had no idea what he was talking about. And I can't find that thread anymore.

    One more question to avoid opening a new thread for it:

    How can I enable copy pasting between a vnc session? I've got my passwords on windows and it's painful to transfer all that detail onto my linux desktops.

    Go give Vultr(referral) a try. | GNU/Linux


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