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Old 11-24-2016, 03:19 AM   #1
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color-plugin-WARNING 'XRANDR_name'='VNC-0' does not exist

I'm running centos 7 server (command line only) on a vps and I've installed vnc using these commands:
yum -y groupinstall "GNOME Desktop"
yum -y install tigervnc-server
the install goes alright and after setup vnc works and I can connect to this remote desktop on the vps. However when I reboot the vps it doesn't come back up. I've managed to do 'journalctl -f' for another (rescue) console and the log stops at these two lines:
Nov 24 08:43:10 <hostname> gnome-session[23675]: (gnome-settings-daemon:23824): color-plugin-WARNING **: could not find device: property match 'XRANDR_name'='VNC-0' does not exist
Nov 24 08:43:10 <hostname> gnome-session[23675]: (gnome-settings-daemon:23824): color-plugin-WARNING **: could not find device: property match 'XRANDR_name'='VNC-0' does not exist
I don't know whether this is a gnome desktop problem or a vnc problem. After searching google I can't find much on this specific error. Is there a way to resolve this?

update - solved:

Installing a desktop on an openvz container always knocks out the network on reboot. The solution is to mask the network services before the reboot by running these commands in a terminal immediately after the desktop install:
# systemctl set-default
# systemctl mask lightdm.service
# systemctl mask NetworkManager.service
# systemctl mask NetworkManager-wait-online.service
# systemctl mask NetworkManager-dispatcher.service
this method enabled me to install a gnome desktop in a centos 7 openvz container (a vps) and it survived a reboot.
The solution came from a video here.

Last edited by tonj; 11-26-2016 at 03:44 PM. Reason: solved


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