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Old 09-12-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
doublejoon
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Post DISCUSSION: VNC Server/Client Quickstart


This thread is to discuss the article titled: VNC Server/Client Quickstart
 
Old 05-21-2005, 04:57 PM   #2
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All I get is a grey screen

Hello,

When I use the web based applet all I get is a grey screen with an command prompt winddow with and & prompt. Am I doing something wrong?
Frank Higgins
 
Old 06-15-2005, 02:42 AM   #3
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Apparently the default vnc window is a simple terminal. To get a graphic window, you need to edit the xstartup file in the .vnc directory. To view that file :
cat ~/.vnc/xstartup

Note the period before vnc. That makes it hidden for most purposes.

The file will suggest that you uncomment (remove the starting #) on two lines for a "normal" (graphic) login. As stated in the tutorial, you may want to change the last line in the xstartup file from twm & to something else.
Bucky
 
Old 11-16-2005, 12:10 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Success!

A very good and concise how-to...fixed my problem with VNC in less than 5 minutes...BRAVO!!!
 
  


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