I'm using tightVNC on Ubuntu 12.10 and can see and change the desktop background pic. I can also press f3 to get a file viewer.
But there is no topbar or left side launcher.
I do not think its an nvidia problem because I'm using a VPS and I logon remotely.
I've tried so many variations of /root/.vnc/xstartup such as
gnome-session &, or gnome-session –-session=gnome-classic &, my head is spinning.
I've seen other people have this issue and was wondering if anyone solved it.