I am new to Ubuntu and not very much familiar with all the details.
I followed the instructions here to create a GUI for an EC2 instance: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/running-ubuntu-desktop-gui-aws-ec2-instance-on-windows-3d4d070da434
The instance runs ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I have also installed ubuntu 18.0418.04 LTS on a PC that I have and I really like the interface.
The problem though is that when I remotely connect to the ec2 instance, the GUI does not look like my PC.
How can I have my ec2 instance have the same GUI?
Here is my PC GUI: pc gui
Here is my ec2 GUI: ec2 gui
Update 1: Here is the log file:
15/11/18 18:14:16 Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.10 15/11/18 18:14:16 Copyright (C) 2000-2009 TightVNC Group 15/11/18 18:14:16 Copyright (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge 15/11/18 18:14:16 All Rights Reserved. 15/11/18 18:14:16 See http://www.tightvnc.com/ for information on TightVNC 15/11/18 18:14:16 Desktop name 'X' (ip-10-105-54-119:1) 15/11/18 18:14:16 Protocol versions supported: 3.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.7t, 3.8t 15/11/18 18:14:16 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901 /home/ubuntu/.vnc/xstartup: 11: /home/ubuntu/.vnc/xstartup: vncconfig: not found /home/ubuntu/.vnc/xstartup: 13: /home/ubuntu/.vnc/xstartup: gnome-settings-daemon: not found metacity-Message: 18:14:17.292: could not find XKB extension. (metacity:4631): metacity-WARNING **: 18:14:17.300: Failed to create MetaCompositorXRender: Missing composite extension required for compositing ** (gnome-panel:4628): WARNING **: 18:14:17.354: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files ** (nautilus:4632): WARNING **: 18:14:17.967: Unable to get contents of the bookmarks file: Error opening file /home/ubuntu/.gtk-bookmarks: No such file or directory ** (nautilus:4632): WARNING **: 18:14:17.967: Unable to get contents of the bookmarks file: Error opening file /home/ubuntu/.gtk-bookmarks: No such file or directory
I got closer by using the following:
#!/bin/sh export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 export XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP="GNOME-Flashback:GNOME" export XDG_MENU_PREFIX="gnome-flashback-" gnome-session --session=gnome-flashback-metacity --disable-acceleration-check &
which gave me this: new desktop
But I am not sure how to modify it to get ubuntu desktop.
This is what I get when I check for my sessions:
So I have different sessions installed, but cannot switch to ubuntu session.