Black window: mouse pointer but no gdm when connecting to
akira "at" sra.co.jp
Wed Sep 22 05:37:00 2004
On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 02:27:41PM -0700, Mathew Lodge wrote:
> I have Xvnc set up to be run by xinetd (this is on a Redhat Fedora 2 Linux
> system). I have Gnome installed and at the console, login is via gdm. I
> would like the vnc connection to be managed by gdm also, so that when I
> connect via vnc, I get the gdm login screen.
> What happens now is that when I connect with the vnc client, I get a black
> window and the X cursor, but nothing else. I can move the mouse and see the
> X cursor moving. However, I do not get the gdm login screen and can do
> nothing except move the mouse pointer -- no gdm, no window manager...
It is 'gdm' problem. With default configuration, gdm does not
accept XDMCP query (by '-query' option with Xvnc). Enable gdm to
accept XDMCP query with editing 'gdm.conf' file (usually,
/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf), 'Enable=1' in [xdmcp] section.
Akira Hatakeyama E-Mail: akira "at" sra.co.jp
chigasaki-minami, tsuzuki ward, yokohama, japan