Install VNC on Ubuntu server

Install VNC software

sudo apt-get install vnc4server


Start VNC server

vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16 -pixelformat rgb565

Now you will be able to connect to ubuntu VPS with VNC.

On ubuntu, it won't start "vncconfig" on booting. You need to run "vncconfig" to share clip board between vnc.

vncconfig


You can start gui application from this window. It use less CPU. If you need gnome desktop, edit file

vi /root/.vnc/xstartup

Find

x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
x-window-manager &

Replace it with following:

xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
gnome-session &
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