I use ubuntu server provided by amazon ec2. I want gui so that i install ubuntu-desktop on server and edit xstartup. But when i connect to my server through TightVNC it shows only terminal windows. Here is the .vnc/xstartup:


            # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
             unset SESSION_MANAGER
            # exec  /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

            [ -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 &

The solution is in the file itself:

# Uncomment the following TWO (2) lines for normal desktop:

However, in your config, only the first line is uncommented. The xinitrc sript is skipped, because it is still commented.

Uncomment this line, and you should be fine. Without it, starting a gnome-session is futile.

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