I have a VPS on which till now I've been using ubuntu 11.04 ... This OS is very outdated now, so I decided to give 13.04 a shot ...
So I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my VPS ... After installation, I connected via putty as root, and ran the following commands exactly:
To update the repository:
To install the desktop version:
apt-get install ubuntu-desktop apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
Setting up VNC server:
apt-get install tightvncserver vncserver :1 -geometry 1280x960 -depth 16 -pixelformat rgb565 (then set the password when prompted)
Next I rebooted the VPS ..
After that, again via putty, I edited the xstartup file ...
... and added this at the end ..
... so that my xstartup file looks like this:
#!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources xsetroot -solid grey #x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" & #x-window-manager & # Fix to make GNOME work export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 /etc/X11/Xsession gnome-session &
Again I rebooted the VPS, initiated VNC server, and tried connecting via the VNC, and I get this:
I CAN create folders and stuff on the desktop, but there's not unity or gnome or anything like this ..
I then tried modifying my xstartup file to this (changed the last 2 lines):
#!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources xsetroot -solid grey #x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" & #x-window-manager & # Fix to make GNOME work export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 /etc/X11/Xsession --session=2d-gnome &
Again, I restarted, initiated VNC, and connected, and now I got this:
When I press Okay, it goes back to the state shown in the first screen ..
So how do I fix this .. ? How do I get a proper desktop ?? :(
I would prefer trying out Unity, but I can stick with GNOME as well if needed ..
For now, I just want to get to my desktop again .. :(