Ubuntu with Xvnc to :1 with no window manager at :0
Long, Phillip GOSS
Phillip.Long at gossinternational.com
Mon May 14 16:42:19 BST 2012
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On Behalf Of Mike Miller
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 11:03 AM
To: VNC List
Subject: Re: Ubuntu with Xvnc to :1 with no window manager at :0
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So if anyone here knows about this...
On Wed, 25 Apr 2012, Mike Miller wrote:
> Is it possible to boot Ubuntu, not load an X window manager and
> still run Xvnc on :1 for remote access?
> If I'm actually sitting at the machine, I have to load a window
> manager to be able to see vncviewer, I assume?
> Is that how it works?
> What I've been doing is using IceWM in Xvnc and exclusively
> accessing the system through that, but I have Gnome running all the
> time on :0, mostly doing nothing but taking up space.
I use Gnome, not Xvnc, on my desktop, and I'm by no means an
expert, but my understanding is that Xvnc is an X server, and in
general, U should only have one of those running. My guess is that
Xvnc is your X server, and U're running IceWM as your window
manager on :1. Probably, the X startup/login script (~/.xinitrc?)
is launching Gnome (on the first available screen, perhaps?), and U
need to remove or comment out those commands to conserve resources.
U would also be able to run IceWM on :0 instead of :1.
Thx, Phil Long
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