VNC with Gnome on Debian VPS

Inside VPS with root right first do:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Then install GNOME with full Desktop functionality:

apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment

Install required fonts next with:

apt-get install xfonts-100dpi
apt-get install xfonts-100dpi-transcoded
apt-get install xfonts-75dpi
apt-get install xfonts-75dpi-transcoded
apt-get install xfonts-base

Install TightVNCServer on the Debian VPS next:

apt-get install tightvncserver

Start TightVNCServer for the first time. This will copy config files and prompt you to set password:

tightvncserver :1

Stop the VNC server, so we can continue to configure it:

tightvncserver -kill :1

Edit the xstartup file:

vi ~/.vnc/xstartup

Press "A" to enter edit mode. Replace the contents of the file with the following (or edit to match):

# !/bin/shxrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
# x-window-manager &
gnome-session &

Press ESC, type :wq, then press enter to save and close the file.

At the end just start the VNC server with the resolution you need:

tightvncserver -geometry 1024x768 :1

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