Accessing Xfce4 via tightvnc

Gerard gerard at
Thu Jan 24 19:51:13 CET 2008

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 10:19:44 -0800
"Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at> wrote:

> Gerard wrote:
> > I am not sure if this is even the right list to post this on. I just
> > figured I would start out here and see what transpires.
> > 
> > Using:	FreeBSD-6.3
> > 	Xfce4 version 4.4.1 (Xfce 4.4)
> > 
> > I access xfce4 via 'tightvnc' from a WinXP machine. The program is
> > started from the 'xstartup' file in "$HOME/.vnc". This is the
> > contents of that file:
> [...]
> > 
> > 1) I do not have gimp-2.2 installed. I have gimp-2.4 installed. Why
> > is it looking for gimp-2.2 and how do I stop it from doing so?
> Likely you have an install of gimp 2.2 that left files behind. 
> Considering it's talking about files in /usr/local/, it sounds like
> you might have manually installed it there at some point.  You can
> delete the files referenced, or just not care.  Really, why do you
> care?  It's not hurting anything.
> > 2) What is with all of the 'GLX' error messages and how do I
> > correct it or is it something I can just ignore?
> Ignore.  They're X server extensions that a 'normal' X server would 
> have, but many (all?) VNC servers don't.
> > 3) Are the 'XRandr' 'XComposite' 'XDamage' and 'XFixes' error
> > messages something I need to worry about? If so, how do I correct
> > it?
> See #2.

Thanks, that is the sort of information that I was looking for. I tried
Googling; however, I failed to find anything pertinent to the problem.


gerard at

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