VNC Gray Screen Ubuntu 14.04

  • Posted on May 3, 2014
  • siskensAsked by siskens


I have been trying to follow some tutorials to get the VNC server running. All that the result currently is that I get a gray screen. This seems to be in line with what other users are experiencing as I read through some fora. Has a solution for this been created already? Would be great to see if there is an update for this. Also, don’t really know if it has to do with the new Ubuntu!


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This seems to be a common problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and gnome.

The following tutorial solved the issue for me: Ubuntu VNC Grey Screen

@machupicchu how to find ~/.vnc/xstartup file


I’m also getting a gray screen when I login to VNC. I’m using Ubuntu 14.04. Has anyone solved this? The fixes listed here don’t work.

Thanks, Robert