Help! - Linux server + Win 98 client = gray screen of death
finner2 "at" yahoo.com
Fri Jun 7 14:16:02 2002
Hopefully someone can help me here. I have spent many hours over the
last 2 weeks trying to get this to work.
Originally I had VNC working fine between 2 Win98 machines. I then
installed Linux (Mandrake 8.2) on the server. I am a complete Linux
newbie, so I am betting the problem lies somewhere in my inexperience.
I run the viewer and it prompts me for the password. I enter it and it
opens up the screen. It is the same gray background as when my KDE
desktop first opens, with an X for the mouse pointer - except that is
all I get - a gray background.
After reading VNC's sparse directions, I realized it was telling me to
start an Xterm session just for VNC. Eventually I realized that Xterm
wasn't installed, so I got that loaded OK. So I did like they say and
ran: xterm -display server:1 &
It replied with a number 61xx. Sorry, I don't recall right now - this
was at midnite last night. Is the number a good thing or a bad thing?
In any case, it made no difference. All I get is that gray screen.
Oh, it does list at the top that I am looking at "Root's Desktop" which
is strange because I am not logged in as root on the linux box.
Where can I start looking for the problem? Any clues?
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