Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179539
vncviewer goes black with x cursor
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:22 EST
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Description of problem:
I am able to use the vnc viewer when I am logged in the computer psyically and once I log out, ssh vncserver I try to login again I get a black screen with a x cursor. I want to run gnome and its not working seems to be a bug but I cannot find a fix and I have tried everything in the startx file. Any ideas?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.logon to server via vnc
2.screen goes black
Expected Results: Show the gnome desktop or the login screen.
Please send the version of vnc and the log file (~/.vnc).
(In reply to comment #1)
> Please send the version of vnc and the log file (~/.vnc).
Its the version with fedora core 3 and has not been updated so whatever came out
with fedora core 3 thats what it is. As for the log file here it is:
Xvnc version 4.0 - built Oct 6 2004 08:11:33
Underlying X server release 60801000, The X.Org Foundation
Sun Feb 5 22:06:49 2006
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!
sh: /root/.vnc/xstartup: Permission denied
Sun Feb 5 22:07:26 2006
Connections: accepted: 192.168.1.103::2003
SConnection: Client needs protocol version 3.8
SConnection: Client requests security type VncAuth(2)
Sun Feb 5 22:07:30 2006
VNCSConnST: Server default pixel format depth 16 (16bpp) little-endian rgb565
VNCSConnST: Client pixel format depth 8 (8bpp) rgb max 3,3,3 shift 4,2,0
Sun Feb 5 22:07:33 2006
Connections: closed: 192.168.1.103::2003 (Clean disconnection)
SMsgWriter: framebuffer updates 2
SMsgWriter: ZRLE rects 3, bytes 202
SMsgWriter: raw bytes equivalent 786980, compression ratio 3895.940594
here is the startX file:
# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
[ -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" &
Please try the newest version of vnc (fc4 or fc5test2), whether the problem is
Closing due to lack of response.