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Old 04-27-2008, 02:06 AM   #1
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VNC Server won't work


I am trying to setup VNC server on Fedora 8. I am able to use a vnc client on a XP machine and login to my linux box correctly, but all I see if a grey screen and not my gnome session. This is my xstartup file. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong in the file? Thanks.

#!/bin/sh
xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
xterm -geometry 1024x768 -ls -title "VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
gnome-session &
 
Old 04-27-2008, 05:00 AM   #2
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I think that the last line should read:

exec gnome-session &

You don't need the xterm and xsetroot commands...this ought to be enough:

#!/bin/sh

# VNC helper utility for clipboard etc.
vncconfig -iconic &

# GNOME!
exec gnome-session &
 
Old 04-27-2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I tried including just those two lines but still no luck. I am still not able to see my gnome desktop. I looked at the process that the .pid file was running and it is running Xvnc. Why am I running XVNC instead of gnome and how would I change it to gnome instead?

Also, does anyone know how I would be able to run VNC server on reboot. I would just like to have my Fedora linux box as just a machine w/o peripherals(keyboard, display, etc). Everytime I reboot I have to manually restart vncserver. Does anyone know how it would just do it automatically.

Last edited by niner710; 04-27-2008 at 07:40 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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Nevermind got it. I had to uncomment these two lines for it to work

unset SESSION_MANAGER
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

Last edited by niner710; 04-28-2008 at 12:56 AM.
 
  


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