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Old 11-04-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
Henrik4223
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TIGHTVNC login problem - shows grey page with X mouse curser


I have two computers both wunning SUSE 10.1. When I first used VNC I could connect from one to the other without problems. After an update this is no longer possible.

I can try to connect to the other computer, but now I cannot see the login screen. Insted I can only see a grey screen (black and white pixels) where the mouse curser i an X. This also occured before the update, but after a second I came to the login screen

Please, I am new to linux and would very much like to get this working...
 
Old 11-04-2006, 05:09 PM   #2
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Very common problem for newbies using VNC. By default, VNC uses its own X window interface.

Edit your ~/.vnc/xstartup file

Depending on your distro, you can just uncommnent out the first two lines (or add it in) that look something like this:

Code:
unset SESSION MANAGER
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
If that doesn't work, then find at the bottom where it says:

twm &

try changing it to gdm & or kde &. I can't recall what the actual line is. Just Google it up because it's out there. I'm just too lazy to look it up right now.
 
  


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