I installed elementary OS on my laptop and tried to install VNC server. First I installed vnc4server, opened and logged from phone. On screen I saw:

failed to load session gnome

How do I need to configure it to run under elementary OS? I am not interested in installing GNOME.


Create a file named .xsession in your home directory and write the following content into it.

 gnome-session --session=pantheon

Then restart the vncserver and connect again. I tested this with tightvncserver.

If you want to use display:0 use x11vnc. Here you can find more information about how to setup and connect to a x11vnc server.

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