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Old 11-21-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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CentOS - Desktop & VNC on a VPS


So I bought an unmanaged VPS off http://x10hosting.com/, and now I want to control it through VNC, as I only have SSH server control.

So I headed to their knowledgebase and followed this guide:
http://clients.x10hosting.com/knowle...ayarticle&id=5

Since I'm a Linux newbie, I didn't understand it at first, but quickly got into it and followed all steps correctly. I got the VNC server up and running, and I'm able to connect to it..
But when I'm connected, all I see is a cross and a black/grey screen. So apparently the desktop doesn't start, even though I changed the last line in xstartup to what they told me (startkde &).

BUT when I type that in console, I get an error saying something with a connection error I'll post a screenshot soon..

PLEASE HELP!!!

Screenshot: http://i47.tinypic.com/257ixao.png

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Old 11-21-2009, 10:08 AM   #2
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vnc is evil, don't use it. instead use nx from nomachine.org. it will give you a really nice experience, and will tunnel everything over ssh, meaning that there will be no problems like the one you are having now with vnc. never use vnc, it is evil.

if you really really want to use vnc depsite it being rubbish, you're trying to use it incorrectly, you need to put your startkde options in your ~/.vnc/xstartup file, you can't just run it from a command line.
 
Old 11-21-2009, 11:10 AM   #3
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vnc is evil, don't use it. instead use nx from nomachine.org. it will give you a really nice experience, and will tunnel everything over ssh, meaning that there will be no problems like the one you are having now with vnc. never use vnc, it is evil.

if you really really want to use vnc depsite it being rubbish, you're trying to use it incorrectly, you need to put your startkde options in your ~/.vnc/xstartup file, you can't just run it from a command line.
Thank you for answering.

I already have replaced the bottom line, but it simply shows me a cross (mouse) and a black screen when I connect, so I'm assuming kde doesn't start up correctly.
 
Old 11-21-2009, 11:16 AM   #4
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Now I have tried using Debian, but instead of a black screen I get this.

http://i46.tinypic.com/5m0l6o.png
 
Old 11-21-2009, 12:36 PM   #5
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vnc is evil. don't use it.

you should check the vncserver log file for that session, chances are you're not modifying xstartup correctly. Alternatively i have to ask, is KDE installed and functioning?
 
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vnc is evil. don't use it.

you should check the vncserver log file for that session, chances are you're not modifying xstartup correctly. Alternatively i have to ask, is KDE installed and functioning?
Nevermind, got a friend to fix it

Thanks for being active here though.
 
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he made you remove VNC? super!
 
  


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