gnome and panel issues
cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl
Mon Jul 15 09:16:02 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harry Henderson [mailto:harry349 "at" newsguy.com]
> Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 6:21 AM
> Hello all, I have used the Windows version of the VNC server
> & viewer with
> no problems. I am new to the linux version. I have some
> linux experience,
> but am not an expert. Hopefully these issues have been seen
> before and are
> easily solvable, I am using RedHat 7.2, and vnc components
> I can connect with the default script which shows the "twm" window
> manager. Many of my programs will not run properly, however.
> along with a few other programs I tried running, seg faults.
> So I tried to
> get it set up to run gnome from xstartup.
> 1. I looked at xstartup, and the log file, and saw that xrdb
> was looking
> for .Xresource in the current user's home directory. I
> noticed in the log
> that it was saying it couldn't find "xrdb" or ".Xresource".
> xrdb is in my
> path, but .Xresource was not in my home directory. I copied
> it from root's
> home folder, and those error messages went away, but it is
> still not behaving.
> 2. Why does it only work with my root password, even when
> 'harry349' ran
> vncserver? I changed the /tmp/.X11-unix permissions as
> suggested in FAQ,
> with no change in behavior.
Somehow I have the impression you are helped with a setup like on
http://xf4vnc.sourceforge.net/ or even better
The first (xf4vnc) gives a M$Windows like vncserver on linux: you can take
over the console. It uses the vncpassword for root but this can be
The second one creates a great multiple vncserver solution for several users
at any time: vncservers are started (and stopped) on the fly: as users
connect (and stop the viewer). This does not use any vnc passwords (by
default) but it uses the unix login as on the console.
Both setups don't use the ~/.vnc/xstartup but use the systems default way to
start the windowmanager. They can co-exist with the default vnc setup.