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Old 02-23-2010
Windows to Linux remote console using VNC brings up blank console screen with only mouse pointer

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This was installed on the Linux box a few weeks back by a guy that no longer works for us. All worked fine until last week. Now when we connect its just a blank screen with no icons.

I get a whole bunch of errors when starting the service too:

Code:
Tue Feb 23 14:29:45 2010
 vncext:      VNC extension running!
 vncext:      Listening for VNC connections on port 5901
 vncext:      Listening for HTTP connections on port 5801
 vncext:      created VNC server for screen 0
Could not init font path element /usr/share/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
localuser:root being added to access control list
No profile for user 'root' found
GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details -  1: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory 2: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory)
GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details -  1: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory 2: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory)
SESSION_MANAGER=local/s-fcrac2:/tmp/.ICE-unix/20819
Failed to get value for `/apps/gnome-session/rh/window_manager': Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details -  1: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory 2: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory)
Window manager warning: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details -  1: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory 2: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory)

Any ideas?
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Old 02-23-2010
Found the fix...

Code:
 
vi /etc/sysconfig/vncservers

Comment out or remove "depth=16"

My working config file looks like this:

Code:
VNCSERVERS="1:root 2:user"
 VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 800x600 "
 VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 800x600 "

Restart vncserver service
 

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