[CentOS] VNC vs GNOME desktop

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Fri Jun 27 16:57:07 UTC 2008


On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:50:12AM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> fred smith wrote:
> >I'm trying to use VNC to connect my home Centos box (up to date centos 5)
> >to my Centos 4 (also up to date) at work. I have no problem connecting.
> >The problem occurs after logging in, for every applet in the bottom Gnome
> >panel I get an error box from which I can choose to remove the applet
> >from the panel, or just go on. I choose to not delete but to just go on.
> >After I get a half dozen or so of those, the desktop is fully drawn, 
> >except the bottom panel is completely empty. no desktop switcher, or
> >anything else.
> >
> >I've googled and looked in centos forums and realvnc FAQs and don't
> >find any reference to such a problem. 
> >
> >Clues would be appreciated!
> >
> >Here's the text from that dialog:
> >
> >	The panel encountered a problem while loading
> >	"OAFIID:GNOME_howDesktopApplet".
> >	Details: Failed to resolve, or extend
> >	'!prefs_key=/apps/panel/applets/show_desktop_button/
> >	Prefs;background=none:;orient=up;size=x-small;locked_down=false
> >
> >	Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?
> >
> >and I get that once for each applet.
> >
> >here's the ~/.vnc/xstartup file from the server:
> >
> >	#!/bin/sh
> >
> >	# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
> >	 unset SESSION_MANAGER
> >	 exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
> >
> >	[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
> >	[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
> >	xsetroot -solid grey
> >	vncconfig -iconic &
> >	xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
> >	twm &
> Replace that last line with:
> 
> exec gnome-session &

Robert:

Thanks for the reply.

I'll give that a try, but I don't see how it will change anything... note
the line earlier that says:

	 exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

which should terminate the execution of this script.

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