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Join Date: May 2012
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VNC Viewer (or Server) Blank Black Screen

Hi All
I've Installed Xorg and gnome desktop on my Server to connect via vnc. I installed TightVNC as vnc server.
when I cnnnect through vnc viewer it show a blank black screen!!
anyone knows how to fix it ?

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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: UK
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I'm not sure about TightVNC, but the same effect can be had from vncserver if the account hasn't been set up right - in that case the /etc/sysconfig/vncservers file needs to be setup properly, with the VNCSERVERS and VNCSERVERARGS at the end uncommented and the right screen size inserted. It might be similar for TightVNC...

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Thanks, I managed to fixed it by editing xstartup:


[ -r /etc/sysconfig/i18n ] && . /etc/sysconfig/i18n
export LANG
export SYSFONT
vncconfig -iconic &
OS=`uname -s`
if [ $OS = 'Linux' ]; then
  case "$WINDOWMANAGER" in
      if [ -e /etc/SuSE-release ]; then
        export PATH
if [ -x /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc ]; then
  exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
if [ -f /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc ]; then
  exec sh /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
twm &

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