xfce via vnc question

Biju Chacko biju_chacko at vsnl.net
Mon May 12 05:39:09 CEST 2003

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On 11 May 2003 08:53:47 -0700, Jack Coates wrote:

> the list would probably know better than I, but I think the key to the
> problem is session management.
> On Sat, 2003-05-10 at 17:32, Brad Cox wrote:
> > Problem was that xfce requires one of xdm/gdm/kdm to be running else
> > you get the grey screen. No idea why xfwm isn't sufficient. After 
> > downloading and installing about 1/3 of gnome, gdm started, and vnc 
> > came up.
> > 
> > Perhaps you could explain why all this baggage is needed? I thought 
> > vnc was its own self-conditained X window system and xfce provided 
> > its own window manager. I really don't see why so much X stuff is 
> > still needed. Any ideas how to prune things back a bit?

Possibly because you tried to start xfce with just 'xfwm'. Try
'startxfce' instead.

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