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Old 12-10-2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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Question RHEL4 ES VNC Issues

Not the usual VNC issue as to all appearances it's working fine - can connect, use terminal, browse internet, change background etc...

However, if I want to use any of the system-config-* applications such as packages, nothing happens.

If logged in as a non-root user I get the authorisation box, then nothing...

From terminal, after su-ing to root I get the following error:
[root@server ~]# system-config-packages
Xlib: connection to "" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

Unable to import gtk module. This may be due to running without DISPLAY set. Exception was:
could not open display
This is only an issue from boot - performing a manual vncserver restart seems to sort things out...

Any suggestions? It's a bit of a bind having to trot off to the server room whenever I need to use a gui app...

Last edited by deadlock; 12-10-2007 at 09:52 AM.
Old 12-26-2007, 04:55 AM   #2
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I may be a bit off here. Does your X start when it boots?
Old 01-03-2008, 03:12 AM   #3
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Everything starts and appears to be as normal when going in for the first time, just the Redhat admin apps fail to authorise until the vncserver is restarted...


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