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Old 07-16-2006, 01:37 PM   #1
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starting vncserver as non-root loses menu bar

When starting vncserver :1 as root on FC4 i get the full set of menus from kde

When starting same as non-root the menu bar is blank. I get an error "No volume control elements and or devices found."

I've even tried adding things to the menu bar, but they dont show up.

here's my xstartup
# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
# xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &

# xterm -geometry 1024x768 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &

# twm &

startkde &
neither geometry directive seemed to make much difference.

Everything works fineif I start it up as root

thanks for any help you can provide


PS logging in locally as nont root user works fine. Menu is present and all custom launchers are present as well. Error regarding volume control is gone also.

Maybe it has to do with detecting sound resoources?


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