twm process dies

Kurt P. Lloyd kplloyd "at"
Wed, 23 Jan 2002 00:48:20 +0000

Oh yes,
Be sure to export DISPLAY before running twm.
Also, after twm &, your can do xterm &, just
to make sure you're not looking at a vncviewer
that has nothing in it.
BTW, I just tried it myself, by commenting-out
twm from xstartup, and this trick worked fine for
me, just as it did with dtwm.  At the very least,
if this doesn't work for you, it may rule out some
possibilities as to the root cause of the original

Kurt P. Lloyd wrote:

> Just a suggestion for the short term,
> until you get a solution to the root cause:
> $ vncserver ....
> $ DISPLAY=foo:1   # replace foo:1 with your vncserver display
> $ twm &
> I've used this trick with dtwm (the CDE desktop), and it seems
> likely to work with twm as well.
> -Kurt
> martha.bohls "at" wrote:
>> We've installed vncserver on Solaris 2.6.  We start the server and
>> everything works until the session that started the vncserver logs out.
>> The following message appears in the log and you can no longer connect to
>> the vncserver.
>> X connection to unix:13.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
>> Using ps shows that the Xvnc process is still running, but the twm and
>> xterm processes started in the xstartup script have died.
>> #!/bin/sh
>> xrdb /usr/dt/config/C/Xresources
>> xsetroot -solid grey
>> xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
>> twm &
>> We've tried using nohup to start vncserver
>> nohup vncserver :13 -pn -localhost &
>> Adding nohup to the xstartup script
>> nohup xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
>> nohup twm &
>> Adding nohup to the vncserver script
>> system("nohup $vncUserDir/xstartup >> " . &quotedString($desktopLog) . 
>> " 2>
>> &1 &");
>> Same result in all cases.  Is there a trick to keeping vnc working after
>> you log out of the startup session on the server?
>> Thanks for any help.
>> Martha Bohls
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