Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52711
vnc-server should not default to twm window manager
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
The vnc-server package should not default to the TWM window manager.
Instead, it should use the user's default session, just like
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the vnc-server RPM.
2. Connect to it from an external machine.
Actual Results: I get a TWM-based desktop.
Expected Results: I wanted a GNOME desktop.
Possibly the default ~/.vnc/xstartup script created by the vncserver script
should call the /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients script instead of the current
Or to put it another way, at the top of the vncserver script, the
$defaultXStartup variable should be set to:
("#!/bin/sh\n" . "/etc/X11/xinit/Xclients\n")
and nothing else.
Seems like a good idea.
Implemented in 3.3.3r2-19.
Hmm, actually, Xclients uses the _system_'s default desktop. It should use
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc to pick up the user's default desktop.
Fixed in 3.3.3r2-21.