VNC - Blank Gery Screen

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VNC - Blank Gery Screen

Postby Newbie » December 28th, 2014, 10:24 pm

Hello all,

I am as my name says a newbie to Linux. I found this forum and decided to make a Linux media server. I have installed Ubuntu Server 14 as per the guide. When i get to the VNC stage, tightVNC displays a grey screen and nothing seems to work. Can anyone help? Please bear in mind that i am new to this and i am in need of simple answers.


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Re: VNC - Blank Gery Screen

Postby Ian » January 13th, 2015, 11:01 pm

Hi there and welcome to the forums.

I've just run through my guide using a new copy of 14.04 and it works as expected. Are you sure you edited the ".vnc/xstartup" statup script as per the guide?

If you'd like me to take a look at it please issue the following command and send me the output:

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cat ~/.vnc/xstartup



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Re: VNC - Blank Gery Screen

Postby justkilintyme » February 1st, 2016, 1:49 am

I also am experiencing the grey screen. I edited the file as stated for the 14.04 version. I think the trouble is that I am using 15.10 version of ubuntu, do you have the editing for the vncserver file for this version?

Thank in advance.

till then, switching back to 14.04

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