[olug] New TightVNC issue

Richard Smith richard at backslider.net
Tue Jun 29 02:45:36 UTC 2004

jachurchill at cox.net wrote:
> I had never really attempted to get VNC working on a Linux box before
> these emails went around.  I have to say, it was much easier than I
> expected.  I am able to get in from inside and outside my network.
> However, there is one issue I don't understand (well, maybe 1.5
> issues).
> First, my default window manager is KDE which I have running at all
> times.  When I VNC in from inside or outside the network, I do not
> see KDE, I simple see a desktop w/ a single Xterm window.  I believe
> this is the "WindowMaker" environment but I'm not sure.  I want to
> have KDE at my disposal when I VNC in, not something else.  How do I
> change this?

thats twm actually. to change it, edit ~/.vnc/xstartup and comment 
everything out and add in the command that starts KDE

> Second, my connection is lost a lot, most often with clicking or
> selecting things with a mouse.  I don't know if that's normal or not.
> With windows the connection is rarely lost and I thought Linux would
> be far more stable than Windows.  (It wouldn't be hard).
> Anyway, if anyone has any ideas about either of these points I'd
> appreciate hearing them.
> Thanks!
> Jake Churchill
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