background desktop on Solaris VNC Emulation
cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl
Fri Aug 23 08:36:09 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luis Cordova [mailto:l.cordova "at" ieee.org]
> I have read two emails from the list patching on the problem
> about the grey ugly background on the remote emulation of Solaris 8.
> None of them is working for me, could somebody found an actual
> solution instead of xhost + or /dtsession? Xwin32 uses the server
> of the same Solaris 8, VNC implements a special server, it is supposed
> to have the capability to have this background too I think.
The gray background of the Xvnc is either no windowmanager at all or a
windowmanager with no configured background. If all else is working
acceptable, you can put about any picture to the background with `xv`. Most
picture handling tools I've seen can put pictures on the background.
xhost is a tool to set or remove the security from the display, it has
nothing to do with the background (except where other accounts must alter
the background). `xhost +` removes all security from the display so all
users that can access the machine can access the display (put displays on,
grab snapshots etc)
There are varous ways to use the CDE windowing system (dt* tools) in the
Xvnc display. An easy one is to put dtsession in the ~/.vnc/xstartup script.
An alternate is to start Xvnc with the options "-query localhost".
(`vncserver -query localhost`) The, to my opinion, most gentle one is
described in http://www.sourcecodecorner.com/articles/vnc/linux.asp.