I'm trying to use tightvnc viewer on my windows machine to login to my ubuntu pc. I'm running vncserver on ubuntu. I can login ok but all I see is black and white hatching.

Any ideas?

  • What desktop session are you trying to use? have you created a suitable ~/.vnc/xstartup file? Jul 19, 2014 at 20:08
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    (The black and white hatching is probably the default root window (background) pattern of the X server) Jul 19, 2014 at 20:12
  • To expand on @VolkerSiegel 's comment - that's what happens if you don't have a a default X session and you connect to X without a window manager to prettify everything... read as a giant X for a cursor; ugly windows; and a background of alternating black and white, black and gray, or white and gray dots. Jul 19, 2014 at 20:37


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