I have set up VNC using this guide, however, despite all my efforts, I can't seem to progress beyond this stage: grey screen and checkboxes with three checkboxes saying "Accept Clipboard from Viewers", "Send Clipboard to Viewers" and "Send Primary selection to viewers".

I have researched this topic on the internet, and it is apparently something to do with my ~/.vnc/xstartup file, which currently looks like this:


exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

on my selected user (i.e. I haven't changed the settings for the wrong user account). I have restarted VNC several times to no avail.

I don't have physical access to the computer since it is on a VPS. I am running Fedora 20.

  • What's the screen you have attached? Is it a VNC client screen after a successful connection to your server? – Sebastian Piech Oct 8 '14 at 21:06
  • @SebastianPiech Yep – joechristfield Oct 9 '14 at 19:16

I followed this tutorial

And also changed /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc to point the window manager I am using & executed it (in my case for XFCE this was exec /bin/sh /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc)

Re-booted the server and it now works.

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