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The following steps can be used to install and use a VNC server on a Ubuntu VPS.

Log into your VPS with SSH, then enter the following commands:

  • apt-get update
  • apt-get upgrade
  • apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
  • apt-get install tightvncserver
  • apt-get install nano
  • vncserver (type desired vnc password, then again)
  • vncserver -kill :1
  • mkdir /root/.ssh
  • cd /root/.ssh
  • nano xstartup (arrow key down to new line at bottom)
  • "gnome-session &" (without the quotes)

Then hit ctrl+o, Enter, ctrl+x, followed by:

  • vncserver

Open your VNC client, enter your VPS IP, use port 5901, type the password you used. Done.



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