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Old 01-31-2007, 03:24 PM   #1
Dox Systems - Brian
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Question Curious 10.2 remote administration (VNC) issue.


The problem occurs connecting via my vncviewer client and through the Java applet server port (5801), so it appears to be something with the machine. It's a clean install, and remote administration is turned on and enabled in the firewall. I'm a longtime SuSE user and have done this quite a few times before, but something must be different this time around...

I'm able to "connect", but all I get is the dithered "gray" X11 background and a standard X11 "X" mouse cursor. The desktop login screen never appears! Something's missing here, anyone got an idea on what it is exactly?
 
Old 01-31-2007, 03:37 PM   #2
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Do you have a window manager configured in ~/.vnc/xstartup? I used to run the following when I connected via VNC:
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$ cat ~/.vnc/xstartup
#!/bin/sh

xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
xterm -geometry 110x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
#wmaker &
/usr/X11R6/bin/fluxbox &
 
Old 02-01-2007, 08:26 AM   #3
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I'll check that out today! Thanks!

I JUST now realized what's different about this setup than any of the other previous installs... I'm a big fan of KDE, and had always used that before. Now however, since I've almost completely migrated off Linux and onto Solaris (Solaris JDS is Gnome), I decided to just standardize on Gnome on my new Linux install! This is the first time I've ever had a Gnome Linux setup that I've tried to do remote access with... Are there any known issues with VNC remote admin and Gnome that I might also have to check into?
 
Old 02-01-2007, 10:02 AM   #4
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Hmmm, I don't have a ".vnc" at all. Some of the other items aren't on the system either. I guess it doesn't matter, it's just going to be a server anyways. I think I'll just shutdown VNC/remote administration and do X over SSH.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 01:06 PM   #5
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I think I'll just shutdown VNC/remote administration and do X over SSH.
That's a better approach since everything is encrypted over the SSH connection.

As for the .vnc directory it gets created when the user runs vncpasswd - it's the default location for the vnc passwd file. You can run VNC over an SSH connection as well, although I don't have any numbers on how that compares to X over SSH in terms of bandwidth.
 
  


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