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Bug 52711 - vnc-server should not default to twm window manager
vnc-server should not default to twm window manager
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vnc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-28 08:05 EDT by Johan Walles
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-28 13:02:12 EST
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Description Johan Walles 2001-08-28 08:05:34 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
/etc/X11/xinit/Xclients does.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

Possibly the default ~/.vnc/xstartup script created by the vncserver script
should call the /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients script instead of the current
let's-start-twm-because-it's-available-on-most-unices mess.

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.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-08-28 08:08:27 EDT
Seems like a good idea.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2001-09-18 11:10:47 EDT
Implemented in 3.3.3r2-19.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2001-10-18 11:35:41 EDT
Hmm, actually, Xclients uses the _system_'s default desktop.  It should use 
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc to pick up the user's default desktop.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2001-11-04 05:22:04 EST
Fixed in 3.3.3r2-21.

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