Use Gnome or KDE as VNC's Window Manager
  • The default desktop for the VNC Server is "twm", though most people are used to KDE or Gnome instead. Here is how to change it:
    1. Edit ~/.vnc/xstartup
    2. For KDE, replace "twm &" with "startkde &"
    3. For Gnome, replace "twm &" with "exec gnome-session &"
    4. Kill any existing VNC servers with "vncserver -kill :xxx" where xxx is the display number.
    5. Start a new server.
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