ubuntu 16.04, vncserver results in grey screen

November 25, 2017 1.5k views
Miscellaneous Ubuntu 16.04

I did the Digital Ocean tutorial ‘How to Install and Configure VNC on Ubuntu 16.04’. On my Windows box I ran Putty and Tightvnc Viewer. The viewer shows only a grey screen with an 'X’ that is synced to the mouse pointer.

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