I am trying to run KDE 5 in a VNC session and although I get application windows like konsole, kate etc the shell I need for the Start Menus, taskbar, desktop background etc is not present. This is my current ~/.vnc/xstartup file.

I also get a message that kwin_x11 keeps crashing and I should try another shell. What additional commands are required to get the shell workiing?


xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
# /etc/X11/Xsession
startkde &

What I discovered in attempting to do this is that the Plasma DE is much to heavy to run over vnc. When I installed LXDE and used startlxde in the xstartup file, I got a good desktop that ran beautifully over vnc and provided a similar experience to the Plasma DE.

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