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I updated to 14.04 to do some testing, and now VNC is hosed. I installed gnome-classic to see if that helped but it did not. Here is my xstartup:

Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
gnome-session --session=gnome-classic &
[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources xsetroot -solid grey vncconfig -iconic &
x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
x-window-manager &
gnome-session -session=gnome-classic &

I have been reading everything I can find on the interwebs for hours.

Does anyone have an xstartup that works with 14.01?

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I understand what he want. He actually get a gray screen when he set up a vnc-server, and get connected to it with tight-vnc. the solution, is down there (at the answer). not perfect, but it the only one works for me. – Tal Jul 29 '14 at 19:04
Yes, i got same usually when setup new desktop environments, like VPS to get UI. It's not easy for a newbie to know about those things and even for usual linux users to know xstartups scripts. But we are lucky, we have the stackoverflow! @billyc answer has worked for me too. – erm3nda May 20 '15 at 18:10
up vote 5 down vote accepted

I think the best you can get is based on the links of

It actually does not have "desktop" but using gnome-terminal to start like firefox, nautilus, or google-chrome, ... etc. for desktop Apps. BTW I install ubuntu-gnome 14.04 not ubuntu 14.04. So I do not have to install gnome-classical or -fallback ...etc. Good luck.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – guntbert Apr 27 '14 at 9:31
Agree with @guntbert. The link was a lof helpful. Open it and Ctrl+f for "back to vnc" and you are on it. Thank you so much :) – erm3nda May 20 '15 at 18:06

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