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Old 09-17-2012, 04:17 PM   #16
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Forget the above post for now
This 1 is the way you're trying to do it.
http://www.szewong.com/2009/06/setti...vnc-slicehost/
I tried to change xconfig as per that post, but as a result I have vncconfig window taking whole screen of my remote server without an option to close it. When I restart the VNC from Putty, I again see normal XFCE desktop with this vncconfig as a small window.
The situation is better if I add the line about the terminal. But still I have this terminal window in the simple, non-XFCE style.
 
Old 09-17-2012, 04:25 PM   #17
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I tried to change xconfig as per that post, but as a result I have vncconfig window taking whole screen of my remote server without an option to close it. When I restart the VNC from Putty, I again see normal XFCE desktop with this vncconfig as a small window.
The situation is better if I add the line about the terminal. But still I have this terminal window in the simple, non-XFCE style.
Step 7 kill vnc.
Also you can play around with geometry of the screen you don't have to use the example geometry they posted. You need t know your monitor resolution.

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #18
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Step 7 says:
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when you are done, before killing the ssh session, kill VNC
I am not "done" yet, I need VNC session to run. 8-)
To be precise, I want VNC session to start properly in the first place. Laer I may wish to kill it or leave running. But that's a different story altogether.
 
Old 09-17-2012, 07:01 PM   #19
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Step 7 says:

I am not "done" yet, I need VNC session to run. 8-)
To be precise, I want VNC session to start properly in the first place. Laer I may wish to kill it or leave running. But that's a different story altogether.
You can export Desktop over ssh but if you do you're sending Desktop over network where as what the post is suggesting is opening desktop on client machine, which will run faster, or with less lag. I will research a little more for your requirements.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 04:29 AM   #20
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Thanks for your help anyway.
Yes, I want to send desktop over the network. It is only LAN, which I have no issues with from either security or speed points of view.
Then, I want to be sure I get the same environment from each machine I login to the VNC server, and this may be also a computer with Win7. I am not sure I can run "local Linux desktop" on the Win7 computer, unless I misunderstand something.

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Old 09-18-2012, 03:48 PM   #21
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Step 7 says:

I am not "done" yet, I need VNC session to run. 8-)
To be precise, I want VNC session to start properly in the first place. Laer I may wish to kill it or leave running. But that's a different story altogether.
what OS are you running?
 
Old 09-18-2012, 03:52 PM   #22
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Host (server) runs Debian Squeeze Xfce.
Clients can be Debian, Mageia, Xubuntu or Win7.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #23
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Host (server) runs Debian Squeeze Xfce.
Clients can be Debian, Mageia, Xubuntu or Win7.
On my centos and fedora boxes I launch it in /etc/sysconfig/vncserver

and I have 2 users defined

Code:
VNCSERVERS="1:user1 2:user2"
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1280x900 -depth 16"
VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 1280x900 -depth 16"
1 user defined
Code:
VNCSERVERS="1:user1"
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1280x900 -depth 16"

and that loads that users vnc profile

I believe you said if you kill it and then start it the 2nd time it works maybe this will get it to work the first time
 
Old 09-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #24
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1 user defined
Code:
VNCSERVERS="1:user1"
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1280x900 -depth 16"

and that loads that users vnc profile

I believe you said if you kill it and then start it the 2nd time it works maybe this will get it to work the first time
I added these 2 lines at the start of my xstartup file.
No success.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 04:49 PM   #25
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I added these 2 lines at the start of my xstartup file.
No success.
no it wouldn't go there I'm looking for where it goes in debian now
 
Old 09-18-2012, 06:01 PM   #26
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The two lines I sent earlier are explained on this link and how you can autostart vncserver
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1073892.html


I just downloaded debian squeeze and this just worked for me
Code:
#!/bin/sh

#xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
#xsetroot -solid grey
#xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
$colorPath = "/usr/X11R6/share/X11/rgb"
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1280x1024 -depth 24"
xfce4-session &
 
Old 09-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #27
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The two lines I sent earlier are explained on this link and how you can autostart vncserver
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1073892.html


I just downloaded debian squeeze and this just worked for me
Code:
#!/bin/sh

#xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
#xsetroot -solid grey
#xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
$colorPath = "/usr/X11R6/share/X11/rgb"
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1280x1024 -depth 24"
xfce4-session &
I edited the xstartup file to include your lines (slightly edited, see below) as 9, 10 and 11. Unfortunately, no luck.
Here is what I have in 1.log

Code:
/home/blablabla/.vnc/xstartup: 9: =: not found
/home/blablabla/.vnc/xstartup: 10: VNCSERVERARGS[1]=-geometry 1024x650 -depth 24: not found

** ERROR **: Another session manager is already running
aborting...
1024x650 is the geometry I want to run, and this is what I changed in your lines. It proves that system tried to use new configuration.
What worries me is the error message. The "server" computer really runs an Xfce session on its own screen. But how will it stop me from having another Xfce session in VNC? Or this is a red herring?

Edit:
When I restart VNC, I have similar lines about "not found", but there's no ERROR message after that.

Last edited by darkduck; 09-18-2012 at 06:23 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 06:27 PM   #28
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I edited the xstartup file to include your lines (slightly edited, see below) as 9, 10 and 11. Unfortunately, no luck.
Here is what I have in 1.log

Code:
/home/blablabla/.vnc/xstartup: 9: =: not found
/home/blablabla/.vnc/xstartup: 10: VNCSERVERARGS[1]=-geometry 1024x650 -depth 24: not found

** ERROR **: Another session manager is already running
aborting...
1024x650 is the geometry I want to run, and this is what I changed in your lines. It proves that system tried to use new configuration.
What worries me is the error message. The "server" computer really runs an Xfce session on its own screen. But how will it stop me from having another Xfce session in VNC? Or this is a red herring?

Edit:
When I restart VNC, I have similar lines about "not found", but there's no ERROR message after that.
What does this do?

Code:
#!/bin/sh

#xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
#xsetroot -solid grey
#xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
$colorPath = "/usr/X11R6/share/X11/rgb"
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1024x650 -depth 24"
xfwm4 &
 
Old 09-19-2012, 03:32 AM   #29
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What does this do?

Code:
#!/bin/sh

#xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
#xsetroot -solid grey
#xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
$colorPath = "/usr/X11R6/share/X11/rgb"
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1024x650 -depth 24"
xfwm4 &
I am not sure what $colorPath line does. It probably was in the file from the very beginning. Don't think that it can cause the problem.
The VNCSERVERARGS line is effectively the same line as in your recommendation.
xfwm4 line should start the Xfce window manager. I tried different options there: xfwm4, startxfce4, xfce4-session. Neither works.
All other lines are commented, so should not make any difference.

Last edited by darkduck; 09-19-2012 at 03:34 AM.
 
Old 03-11-2013, 04:46 PM   #30
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I'm having simmilar problems as DarkDuck.
Eddy1
I have edited my /etc/.vnc/xstartup file as is written in your recommended page http://www.szewong.com/2009/06/setti...vnc-slicehost/ but I still doesnt have xfce4 session started.

I have on my vnc started X with few lines written on the top

I really need to be able to connect to xfce4 session via vnc. any help is appreciated.
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