VNC works manually
JMyers "at" webtonetech.com
Wed Aug 14 14:27:00 2002
I have VNC installed on an AIX 5.1 box.
I have Gnome installed and configured to load by default using the .xinitrc file in roots home directory.
When you log on locally, it starts Gnome no problem.
I can launch VNC usring the vncserver script and it reports starting on display :1. (:0 is already reserved for the local)
When I connected using vncviewer I got only the gray desktop + a cursor. (XDM is running btw)
Ok...I used startx -d :1 to manually start the session and it worked. Vnc and GNOME were happy on the the viewer.
Here's the kicker....now when I launch vncviewer it starts the session fine, only it brings up CDE. (without startx -d...)
If I use startx -d :1 again it starts to load GNOME but it complains that I'm not using a GNOME compliant window manager but still loads. (Kind of merges with CDE). Then if I change the windows manager to let's say sawfish,
it cleans up the display and we have GNOME.
Each time now when I connect with vncviewer I get the CDE.
Why does it find the CDE (now and not before) and why doesn't it use the same as when I log on locally?
I admit I am not an Xpert by any stretch of the imagination and would appreciate any suggestions as to what may
be the problem and/or how I might troubleshoot. Where should I look?
Help is greatly apprectiated!