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Old 12-03-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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How do you get the vnc server to spin up a kde session?

I have tried to edit the ~/.vnc/xstartup to have exec kde & and exec kde-session & rebooting the server both times yet I still get a gnome session when I vnc to the box.

Thanks in advanced
Old 12-03-2007, 11:51 AM   #2
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On the off chance, have you killed any running vncserver and restarted the vncserver after editing the config?
Old 12-03-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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Here's my ~/.vnc/xstartup on Slack 12, which works perfectly:

[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
vncconfig -display=:1 -nowin &
You do have the permissions set for eXecute, don't you.

Old 12-03-2007, 04:56 PM   #4
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This for KUbunto
I had to put startkde &

Here is my xstartup
xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
#x-window-manager &
startkde &
Old 12-04-2007, 03:46 AM   #5
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hello all,

thanks for your help it was just that my xstartup file was not correct.



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