interesting problem / grey thatch no window manager.
Mon Jan 6 06:13:01 2003
On Sun, 5 Jan 2003, Jeff Towarnicki wrote:
> Hey guys. I have an interesting problem happening. my
> VNC used to work fine, then one day for some reason I
> got a grey thatch pattern when I tried to log in, and
> my gnome desktop was gone.. I tried to use vncserver
> -kill :1 and then restart, with no luck... still grey
> thatch pattern.. Now when I try and start a new
> vncserver on say :2, it worked (I got gnome no grey
> thatch pattern)! I got a gnome desktop.. Then all of
> the sudden the same thing happened! I got a grey
> thatch pattern... now I am using :3, with gnome
> Does anyone have any ideas how I can get vnc back to
> :1 to work with gnome once again instead of this grey
> thatch pattern, so I only have 1 vnc server running
> and not two dummy servers that have a grey thatch
> pattern with gnome being on port 3.
1) Remove the vnc lock files except for lock.0
2) Kill the vncserver
3) Restart the vncserver
That should do it.
BTW, I just did that today. I just spent the afternoon reinstalling VNC
on a Windows box because all of a sudden the X image I got from my Linux
box was just a blue screen with nothing on it.
My mindset was so firmly that Win viewer was at fault...
At my wits' end, I finally restarted the Linux server as per the
above...and all is well again.
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