Blacksceen upon connection via auto launch

Troy Arnold troy "at"
Tue Nov 29 18:20:02 2005


I have searched through the archives and found a few hits on the black 
screen issue but they don't seem to provide any log files or fit to what 
I'm really running into.

I'm running Fedora Core 4 all patched up and have need to have a VNC 
session launch when/if the server reboots or is started up.

I have found two ways to do this:

1) Modify the /etc/rc.local file as such
          su - username -c "/usr/bin/vncserver"
2) Modify the /etc/sysconfig/vncservers file as such

Both of these auto-start types seem to work just fine in that, when I 
start the server and I look for the process I see it running.

*IE:  *

/[arnoldt "at" PCH0-HIS23-Linux ~]$ ps aux | grep vnc
arnoldt   3437  0.0  0.7  7096 3820 ?        S    13:10   0:00 Xvnc :1 
-desktop (arnoldt) -httpd 
/usr/share/vnc/classes -auth /home/arnoldt/.Xauthority -geometry 
1024x768 -depth 16 -rfbwait 30000 -rfbauth /home/arnoldt/.vnc/passwd 
-rfbport 5901 -pn/

Now.. if I test this setup, and reboot the Linux machine... as stated 
above, the VNC process for my user starts fine.  I then go to connect 
and find I only see a black screen.

I found this odd so from this point I would kill the PID and launch 
vncserver manually from /usr/bin.  When I did this the vncserver process 
started just fine, and when I goto connect everything works fine.


/[arnoldt "at" PCH0-HIS23-Linux ~]$ cd /usr/bin
[arnoldt "at" PCH0-HIS23-Linux bin]$ ./vncserver

New ' (arnoldt)' desktop is

Starting applications specified in /home/arnoldt/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /home/arnoldt/.vnc/

*ps aux | grep vnc from a manual launch:*

/[arnoldt "at" PCH0-HIS23-Linux bin]$ ps aux | grep vnc
arnoldt   4343  0.2  1.6 11608 8136 pts/1    S    13:12   0:00 Xvnc :1 
-desktop (arnoldt) -httpd 
/usr/share/vnc/classes -auth /home/arnoldt/.Xauthority -geometry 
1024x768 -depth 16 -rfbwait 30000 -rfbauth /home/arnoldt/.vnc/passwd 
-rfbport 5901 -pn/

I have the logfile here for review.  Note this is the log file from the 
server after it reboots, and not before I manually launch vncserver.


/*_*XSERVTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /tmp/.X11-unix will not 
be created.
_XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: mkdir(/tmp/.X11-unix) failed, errno = 2
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to create listener for local

Xvnc version 4.0 - built Oct  6 2004 08:11:33
Underlying X server release 60801000, The X.Org Foundation

Tue Nov 29 13:10:22 2005
 vncext:      VNC extension running!
 vncext:      Listening for VNC connections on port 5901
 vncext:      Listening for HTTP connections on port 5801
 vncext:      created VNC server for screen 0
error opening security policy file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/, removing 
from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing 
from list!
/usr/X11R6/bin/xsetroot:  unable to open display 
xrdb: Connection refused
xrdb: Can't open display ''
xmodmap:  unable to open display ''
Agent pid 4323

(gnome-session:3439): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:/

Any help folks could lend me would greatly appreciated

Troy Arnold