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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Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 11:03 AM
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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.
>
> Mike


Thanks.

Mike



Mike:

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.

HTH!

					Thx, Phil Long
 
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