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Old 08-26-2003, 09:14 AM   #1
voodoothunder
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VNC logon help


Hey,

Here is my situation. I have VNCserver running on my home Redhat 9.0 linux machine. I'm trying to connect on this WinXP machine. I can connect without any problems but all I get is the 'checkered' X Windows. I can ssh and ftp too.


My question is how can I start KDE (or enlightenment) remotely so I can use VNC. I can connect but I just can't get the Window Manager to load up.

Thanks
 
Old 08-26-2003, 09:44 AM   #2
JoeDuncan
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Ok, it's been a while since I've used VNC on linux, but IIRC, there was some configuration you had to set so that the VNC server would start a headless KDE session *before* you connect remotely... (i.e. the KDE session is already started and running without a display before you attempt to establish a connection...)

So my advice would be to read the VNC docs carefully looking for info on how to start up your session before attempting to connect.

IIRC, what I use to do is log in via telnet, start up the KDE session with VNC server and then connect with the client...
 
Old 08-26-2003, 01:26 PM   #3
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OK, thanks, I got it. Again, I should've just opened my eyes more!

VNC sets up a ~/.vnc/xstartup file. All you do is replace the exec command with exec startkde or for enlightenment exec /usr/local/enlightenment/bin/enlightenment

Redhat 9.0 has a funny script. It calls /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. So I completely bypass this file all together and just execute kde. Can anyone understand this file for RedHat, I'm thinking it is may be Perl but I'm not sure.

THanks
 
Old 08-26-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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The first line of the script usually gives you a clue:
#!/bin/sh

Hence it is a bash script.
 
  


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