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Old 28th August 2008
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Default VNC not viewing correctly

Hi everyone
I have two freebsd servers in my home and I have a small trouble with VNC. First of all, I have one running on KDE and another running of Gnome. I have looked up a lot of tutorials online and it seems that I have done the "right" thing.

For my KDE Desktop, I have modified my xstartup to be:

[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &

#twm &

exec startkde
I run the following command to start vnc
and when I connect to this computer, using
#vncviewer x.x.x.x:1,
I am only seeing a NEW kde environment. I thought VNC is supposed to bring you the CURRENT view. By current, I am referring to your current desktop so whatever files or folders you have opened during the vnc access should show up on the vnc viewer rather than a brand new fresh kde desktop. How do I modify my settings to allow this to happen? Note that I am using ktorrent and ktorrent doesn't allow multiple instances, so that I whenever I start up ktorrent under my current vnc sessions, it doesn't work.

Second this is my gnome xstartup:

[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &

#twm &

#ADDED for Gnome laptop
but then when i do the following:

[disappearedng@home ~/.vnc]$ vncserver
I get the following error
xauth: (argv):1: bad "add" command line
xauth: (argv):1: bad "add" command line

Note that when i vncviewer my gnome desktop i CANNOT see anything. It's just a blank screen.

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