I have installed LXQt on Ubuntu Server. I can connect to it with XRDP just fine.

Then I tried to setup TigerVNC. This fails and results in a desktop that does not respond properly. For example, I cannot open the file manager but terminal opens fine.

This is the xstartup file content:

xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
startlxqt &

Am I missing something in the xstartup file?

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This solution seems to work and provide similar desktop as xrdp.

Create ~/.vnc/xstartup file and paste the following content.

# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
#exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
exec openbox-session &
startlxqt &
[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &

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