any way to not require placing of window ?
Fri Apr 25 19:37:00 2003
: I'm running vnc on a headless solaris 8 server to give it a fake
: display cos oracle application server needs it for reports server (it
: shoves up a window about the queue). Anyway on vnc it comes up with
: grey lines round it and needs it to be placed on screen - the server
: won't start otherwise. Unfortunately this doesn't make it the
: auto-start script it needs to be. Is there a setting in vnc so it
: would just accept the window thats been opened without needing placing
Not "in VNC" as such. But by default, vncserver on unix-like systems
starts twm and an xterm along with Xvnc. Therefore, you can create a
.twmrc file in your $HOME containing a "RandomPlacement" directive. See
man twm for more details.
A possible alternative is to edit your .vnc/xstartup to avoid starting
twm at all. This means there would be no decorations, and no window
management functions at all; and new windows with no geometry specified
will be placed at the upper left of the screen. Sadly, some
applications can't operate properly without a window manager...
for example, mozilla can't handle keyboard focus without a window
So, depending on your needs, one or the other would work.
Or you could specify some other window manager, again by editing
the .vnc/xstartup file.
Wayne Throop firstname.lastname@example.org