I've recently acquired a small dedicated server from "X" company. I'm using it for small tasks such as torrenting, ftp, minecraft, etc.
So, I'm trying to install a GUI for my server to browse the web at work (We have a lot of restriction on websites :( )
I read a couple of tutorials, but they all assume I have the server plugged-in right front of me.
I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 installed, I created a new user, lets say, called Anon.
Then, I installed the desktop via
$ apt-get install ubuntu-desktop && cinnamon
After that, I installed vnc4server to log remotely into the machine; but all I get is a terminal in the vnc viewer. From there, I assume I have to modify a config file to boot into my Desktop Enviroment.
I tried modifying the .vnc/xstartup in my /home directory but I'm still getting my same old terminal window. But now with a cinnamon error :(
( I just added
exec cinnamon-session to the file)
What I want, is to be able to log in to the server with a VNC viewer and be able to log-out/login as wished to enter different user-sessions etc.
I'm getting comfortable with the command line, but I would also like to have that alternative to browse the web and other stuff.
Thank you for reading, and I tried my best for the grammar (English is my second language!)