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Setup VNC with Ubuntu-desktop?

What the question asks, is there a nice guide to setting up such? Using the default droplet console to control my desktop is horrific (Mouse offsets). Want to be able to flawlessly control my desktop.

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Yes. Here is a guide for Ubuntu 14.04 and here is one for 16.04

Personally I find x2go to provide a much better experience (faster, more responsive and more secure since it tunnels over ssh by default) and would highly recommend going with that. For x2go we have several user-data scripts available here that you can paste directly into the create droplet page (after clicking the user-data checkbox). With the user-data script there is no further configuration needed. About 5-10 minutes (depending on how long the install takes) after your droplet creation is done you’ll be able to log in with the x2go client (if you’re not using ssh keys you will still have to log in via ssh once to update your password).

gnome-session &

Hi!

This tutorial should help you set up VNC on your Droplet:

You might have to replace startxfce4 with the matching command(s) for your desktop environment if you are not running XFCE.