enable windows manager in linux vncserver
Modify your ~/.vnc/xstartup file to
The default file looks like this:
# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
# unset SESSION_MANAGER
# exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
Uncomment the “unset SESSION MANAGER” and “exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc” line. This will start run your default window manager when vnc starts. Gnome is a lot prettier than the cruddy default gray vnc display with xterm.