I installed TightVNC Server version 1.3.10 in ubuntu 16.04. The configuration in xstartup file is as following.

gnome-panel &
metacity &
gnome-terminal &

[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid gray
vncconfig -iconic &

My problem is that the upper right panel showing username, clock, and other things does not appear.

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How can I make it correct?

  • Can you manually add those indicators? To see if they can work in the first place. You can run them using the terminal, to see if there is an error somewhere.
    – user308164
    Aug 1, 2016 at 8:06
  • @luchonacho, What command should I use to add them?
    – user153245
    Aug 2, 2016 at 5:40
  • That is a good question. I am running Xfce (Xubuntu), and don't know much about Gnome. But test first the whole panel. Run killall gnome-panel to close it, and then, again from the terminal, run gnome-panel. See what happens.
    – user308164
    Aug 2, 2016 at 7:03


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