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Old 11-12-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
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Question VNC: There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon

I have been able to get VNC working (even before logging into the GNOME desktop, unlike vino) per this HowTo.

I can now remotely logon and work, except that I keep getting this error message numerous times during my remote session (I never receive it when working locally):
There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.

Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background
settings may not work correctly.

The Settings Daemon restarted too many times.

GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time
you log in.
Where do I begin to troubleshoot a problem like this?

I suspect the solution may lie in prper server_args to the server (/usr/bin/Xvnc) as passed via /etc/xinetd.d/Xvnc:

service Xvnc
        type = UNLISTED
        disable = no
        socket_type = stream
        protocol = tcp
        wait = yes
        user = root
        server = /usr/bin/Xvnc
        server_args = -inetd -query localhost -geometry 1920x1080  -depth 24 -cc 3 -once -SecurityTypes=none -extension XFIXES
        port = 5900
But I don't really understand all these parameters.

BTW, the viewer is RealVNC 4.1 on Windows XP.

Any idea how to troubleshoot this?


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