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As a result of this move, we have deprecated use of this wiki for documentation. We are providing read-only access to the content to facilitate migration of bookmarks and to serve as an historical record. All content updates should be made at the new documentation site. The original wiki will not receive further updates.

Thank you,

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VNC Black screen issue

We work around it by changing your default desktop from GNOME to MATE.

1. Terminate any existing vncserver processes (use "vncserver -list" to list any current sessions, and "vncserver -kill :3" to terminate the session, in this example it is terminating the vncserver using port 3, aka 5903)

2. Modify your "$HOME/.vnc/xstartup" script to look like the following (we've also updated the wiki


# Start up the standard system desktop 

#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 & 

3. Start a new "vncserver" session

4. Create your SSH tunnel

5. Connect using the VNC client of choice