Ubuntu: Editing ~/.vnc/xstartup to launch Xfce on VNC server



Question:

I have been following this linode tutorial

Except that I want to use Xfce instead of Unity.

On the last line of the ~/.vnc/xstartup file is says to add:

gnome-session &  

What should I put for Xfce?


Solution:1

Normally to start the Xfce session from the console, you should put:

xfce4-session  

More here, but I'm not sure about using this with VNC. Remember that first you have to install Xfce, in first step from Your link (Installing a Desktop and VNC on your Linode) change:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop  

to:

sudo apt-get install xfce4  


Solution:2

After installing tightvnserver and xfce4 (apt-get on ubi) run "vncserver" once to create ~/.vnc/xstartup file. move it, and create a new xstartup file and put this in it.

#!/bin/bash  xrdb $HOME/.Xresources  startxfce4 &

Save it, kill the running one (should be :1 - cmd = vncserver -kill :1) and the restart it .. when you connect with vnc client (:1 = 5901, :2, 5902, etc) you should have xfce4 startup (dont forget xfce4-goodies package)

There's a nice write-up at DigitalOcean website here.


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