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Old 04-01-2003, 07:47 PM   #1
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gnome and vnc

i've got gnome working when i start the vnc server with the simple command everyones been floating around, i put: gnome-session & in my xstartup file

my problem is that when i start the session and log in a gnome desktop pops up, atleast i think i can tell its gnome by the way it represents the mouse arrow as an X, but I can't see anything else besides a grey background. Where are all the gnome taskbars and whatnot? it does appear the screen as alittle too large for my display but even when i try and scroll around i just see more of nothing.

Is this how vnc - gnome is supposed to work? or should i be seeing all the other gui stuff I usually see when i run gnome from the terminal I have linux installed on?

-thanks alot if anyone can help fix the problem or give some clarification on the issue..

do the rest of you people who run vnc with gnome have your taskbars and icons and whatnot?

Old 04-01-2003, 08:37 PM   #2
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I have a normal gnome desktop... my Linux box is in my basement and has no monitor...

Here's the contents of my xstartup file:


[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
#xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
gnome-session &

It's a bit of a mess but you should see the idea?

Old 07-03-2003, 02:04 AM   #3
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the vncserver have to be restarted for the modified xstartup take effect.


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