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VNC 4.0 does not work with Solaris 10 JDS?

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amorrow5
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I have installed Solaris 10 on my SPARC system and have VNC 4.0 from

http://www.realvnc.com/

When I use a CDE login, it works OK. I do that bby putting this line in my $HOME/.cde/xstartup file:

/usr/dt/bin/Xsession &

But if I change this to

/usr/bin/gnome-session &

and let JDS start, it seems to start OK, but it does not seem to accept any keyboard events. If I start a termainl, I can see the cursor blink when I type, but no characters are echoed.

This all works OK with Solaris 9 and the generic Gnome desktop and the same VNC software.

Does anyone have an idea of how to get JDS and VNC working together on Solaris 10?

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frankk74
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Joined: 2006-02-14

Hi,

Seems to be a known problem? with a workaround see here:

http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.unix.solaris/browse_frm/thread/bfd35e...

Frank

amorrow5
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As a follow-up, this guys seems to suggest that he has a similar problem:

http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT2423661653.html

"The VNC server I use for remote desktop connectivity doesn't work in the current version of JDS."

schwartz
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Joined: 2005-10-13

I recently installed Solaris 10 on my sparc and I'm looking to get vnc setup. I dont' know much about Solaris 10 yet but how tough would it be to implement something like is done in this post?

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-72893-highlight-vnc.html

The post is for gentoo linux but the general idea is to setup VNC in such a way as it's tied to the xdm login stuff on the system so you don't have to setup anything on a per user basis.