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arobinson74 11-22-2002 12:01 PM

Icons missing from desktop with VNC and gnome-session
 
Okay, need a little help here.

Running RedHat 7.2, and vncserver

My xstartup looks like this:

#!/bin/sh

xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
gnome-session &

Now I use the VNC client from Windows 2000 to connect. The display comes up and all seems fine, except for 3 abnormalities I have noticed:
[list=1][*]Right click on the desktop does nothing[*]Launching the "Start Here" from the panel seems to do nothing, but when I look at my X console running on the desktop (I run runlevel 5, and start my X at the beginning), nautilus has launched there instead of my gnome-session inside of VNC[*]There are no desktop icons in the gnome-session in VNC[/list=1]

To clarify, I am running the graphical login at linux boot (gnome window manger). So I already have an X instance running. So it seems my xstartup file may be off since it isn't correctly displaying the desktop.

Any help appreciated,

Thanks,
Andrew

irish_rover 12-10-2002 04:42 PM

Does the machine need to be in runlevel 5? Try putting the machine in run level 3 and then see if everything opens right? Just curious?


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