Re: VNC viewer is connected but blank screen



On Mon, 24 Mar 2008 13:35:46 -0700, Salih wrote:

I was able to run a vncserver and connect to it without a problem. After
switching to xfce from kde, viewer connects but all I get is a blank
screen with mouse working.

I am running the server on a Kubuntu machine. I tried connecting to it
via TightVNC from a Windows machine as well as via vncviewer to
localhost from the Linux server itself.

When I run the server I get the following log:

4/03/08 13:32:12 Xvnc version 3.3.7 - built May 24 2007 12:47:11
24/03/08 13:32:12 Copyright (C) 2002-2003 RealVNC Ltd. 24/03/08 13:32:12
Copyright (C) 1994-2000 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge. 24/03/08 13:32:12
All Rights Reserved. 24/03/08 13:32:12 See http://www.realvnc.com for
information on VNC 24/03/08 13:32:12 Desktop name 'X' (cellular:1)
24/03/08 13:32:12 Protocol version supported 3.3 24/03/08 13:32:12
Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901

When I connect from the client using vncviewer, this additional message
is received:

24/03/08 13:32:53 Got connection from client 0.0.0.0 24/03/08 13:32:53
Protocol version 3.3 24/03/08 13:32:55 Pixel format for client 0.0.0.0:
24/03/08 13:32:55 8 bpp, depth 6
24/03/08 13:32:55 true colour: max r 3 g 3 b 3, shift r 4 g 2 b 0
24/03/08 13:32:55 rfbProcessClientNormalMessage: ignoring unknown
encoding type -239
24/03/08 13:32:55 rfbProcessClientNormalMessage: ignoring unknown
encoding type -223
24/03/08 13:32:55 Using ZRLE encoding for client 0.0.0.0

I don't know how to debug it and logs do not tell much. Does anybody
have any idea what would be the cause?

Thanks...

sounds like your not starting a xfce session manager if you want to run
xfce. Do you have:

/usr/bin/xfce4-session
in your xstartup and does
ps -aef | grep xfce
show some xfce processes running after you start your vncserver?

jack

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