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VNC connecting but only getting a grey screen

I am trying to repourpose a chromebook by using it to be a wireless display from my desktop to a tv using VNC. I got the computers to connect but all I get is this strange pattern instead of the desktop.

 

this is the log from the vnc server

 

06/01/21 15:44:45 Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.10
06/01/21 15:44:45 Copyright (C) 2000-2009 TightVNC Group
06/01/21 15:44:45 Copyright (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge
06/01/21 15:44:45 All Rights Reserved.
06/01/21 15:44:45 See http://www.tightvnc.com/ for information on TightVNC
06/01/21 15:44:45 Desktop name 'X' (noah-desktop:1)
06/01/21 15:44:45 Protocol versions supported: 3.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.7t, 3.8t
06/01/21 15:44:45 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901
Font directory '/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/' not found - ignoring
Font directory '/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/' not found - ignoring
/usr/bin/startxfce4: X server already running on display :1
xfce4-session: Another session manager is already running
/home/noah/.vnc/xstartup: 5: vncserver-virtual: not found

06/01/21 15:45:32 Got connection from client 192.168.25.36
06/01/21 15:45:32 Using protocol version 3.8
06/01/21 15:45:32 Enabling TightVNC protocol extensions
06/01/21 15:45:35 View-only authentication passed by 192.168.25.36
06/01/21 15:45:35 Pixel format for client 192.168.25.36:
06/01/21 15:45:35   32 bpp, depth 24, little endian
06/01/21 15:45:35   true colour: max r 255 g 255 b 255, shift r 16 g 8 b 0
06/01/21 15:45:35   no translation needed
06/01/21 15:45:35 Using tight encoding for client 192.168.25.36
06/01/21 15:45:35 Using compression level 1 for client 192.168.25.36
06/01/21 15:45:35 Using image quality level 6 for client 192.168.25.36
06/01/21 15:45:35 Enabling X-style cursor updates for client 192.168.25.36
06/01/21 15:45:35 Enabling cursor position updates for client 192.168.25.36
06/01/21 15:45:35 Enabling LastRect protocol extension for client 192.168.25.36

 

and this is the weird pattern 

 

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