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Old 05-14-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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Desktop doesn't display properly via VNC


Hi all,

I've configured VNC on numerous servers and it seems to work fine on most of them. However on the last 2 or 3 servers i installed on, i don't see the proper graphical desktop. I've followed instructions from:
http://bobpeers.com/linux/vnc.php

I don't know if there is anything wrong with my X windows or what. Please help..

Thanks.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 06:25 PM   #2
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What do you mean by
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i don't see the proper graphical desktop
What's not proper about the way it looks?
 
Old 05-14-2008, 06:42 PM   #3
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Well the screen is gray and i don't see the blue graphical desktop, i can't move the console anywhere, it's not right.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 09:43 PM   #4
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Sounds like you didn't specify which desktop environment to use.

Replace twm & with the appropriate choice from below:


startkde & (used for the KDE window manager)

exec gnome-session & (used for the Gnome window manager)

startxfce4 & (used for the XFCE4 window manager)
 
Old 05-15-2008, 01:28 PM   #5
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It doesn't work, still get the same screen. Below is my xstartup:

#!/bin/sh

# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
unset SESSION_MANAGER
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" &
exec gnome-session &
 
Old 05-15-2008, 01:55 PM   #6
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I think i found the problem. I believe i don't have X server installed on this system, how would i go about installing it or running it?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-16-2008, 04:28 PM   #7
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Well you should install the Xserver from the packages for your distro, however, I do not think that X is not installed because you should not get a grey background unless X is installed, it sounds more like your window manager is not starting.
 
  


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