all I get is a grey thatch pattern no wm.
Mon Nov 25 10:54:01 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Towarnicki [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Hello. I am running mandrake 8.0 vnc version
> Xvnc version 3.3.3r1
There is a newer verion but that will not help you in this respect.
> I am running or trying to run a vnc server on my linux
> desktop and connect from my windows XP desktop.
> all I get is a grey thatch pattern. I tired to change
> twm in the ~/.vnc/xstartup file to startkde,
> startgnome, startsawfish.. none of them work.. my log
> file looks like this:
Vnc works properly, it is most likely some other problem.
> [jtowarn@cr787749-a .vnc]$ cat cr
> cr787749-a:1.log cr787749-a:1.pid
> [jtowarn@cr787749-a .vnc]$ cat cr787749-a\:1.log
> 23/11/02 17:59:52 Xvnc version 3.3.3r1
> 23/11/02 17:59:52 Copyright (C) AT&T Laboratories
> 23/11/02 17:59:52 All Rights Reserved.
> 23/11/02 17:59:52 See
> http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc for information on
> 23/11/02 17:59:52 Desktop name 'X' (cr787749-a:1)
> 23/11/02 17:59:52 Protocol version supported 3.3
> 23/11/02 17:59:52 Listening for VNC connections on TCP
> port 5901
> 23/11/02 17:59:52 Listening for HTTP connections on
> TCP port 5801
> 23/11/02 17:59:52 URL http://cr787749-a:5801
> xrdb: No route to host
> xrdb: Can't open display 'cr787749-a:1'
> xsetroot: unable to open display 'cr787749-a:1'
> xterm Xt error: Can't open display: cr787749-a:1
> twm: unable to open display "cr787749-a:1"
vncserver is a script that starts Xvnc with some options, sets a proper
$DISPLAY value and starts ~/.vnc/startup. Your display is set to include the
machine name. Edit vncserver to set a $DISPLAY value without the hostname or
with `localhost` for hostname.
If this does not work, you can also remove the X11 security from the
vncserver script. Disable the 'xauth' stuff in the vncserver script.
OPtionally add the `-ac` option to the Xvnc call.
>>>>>>> other log removed <<<<<<<<<<,
> what is the unable to open display messages for? and
> that routing message for xrdb? I can't really find
> much on the net on this, and there is actually another
> unanswered quesiton in this newsgroup about this.
It is that X11 apps cannot access the $DISPLAY.
Alternate idea: http://www.sourcecodecorner.com/articles/vnc/linux.asp.