Re: How can I get VNC to start a Gnome session?
On Thu, August 07 at 7:15 AM EDT
stan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I'm trying to set up vnc so that I can access my Debian boxes remotely.
>I've figured out that when I start the vncserver script, it uses
>/etc/X11/Xsession to control the "session" it starts.
>Problem is that seems to eb a KDE session. Even thoguh I use Gnome. How
>can I convince this mechanisim to start a Gnome session?
>I've looked at this mechanism, but I don't understand what file(s) to
>edit to adjust this behavior.
A couple of ideas:
1) what does /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager point to?
2) since /etc/X11/Xsession looks first  for $HOME/.xsession , what
does that file contain for your users?
I don't use Gnome but 2 years ago when I did I had something to effect
# startup gnome panel when Xstarts
I really don't know the actualy executables - probably you do. You
might also have to do something about gpm in there.
1 - look for the line STARTUP=$HOME/.xsession in /etc/X11/Xsession