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Old 05-24-2006, 09:35 AM   #1
suna22
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Hi. I am trying to install a vncserver on slackware 10.1 This was a breeze to do on redhat. However, it is not as easy to do on slackware.

I found a premade slackware package (for vnc). I installed it with the installpkg command. When I type vncserver, I get the standard looking output

new 'darkstar:4 (root)' desktop is darkstar:4
Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /root/.vnc/darkstar:4.log

In oreder to get a normal looking desktop going on vnc, you have to uncomment out two lines from your xstartup file.

# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
# unset SESSION_MANAGER
# exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc


However - THESE FILES ARE MISSING FROM MY XSTARTUP FILE. They are not there.

Upon further inspection of my xstartup file, i noticed that the last line of the file is

twm &

This is an old window manager that is pretty much useless. I have tried changing that line to start xfce4 & (I am using xvce as my window manager)

When i connect to my vncserver from my windows box, I can get the ugly looking screen with about 8 colors. I can see the bash shell. However - when i type startx from the bash shell within the vnc server, I get the following error.

fatal server error

server is already active for display 0


My question is two part. Why are these lines not in my xstartup file.

# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
# unset SESSION_MANAGER
# exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

Second - how do i get the vncserver to start a new display on 1 (as it says that the server is already active for display 0)

Thanks in advance.
 
  


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