VNC Issues: Can't find .Xsession, managers
Posted on 2003-10-31
Greetings. I'm a Linux newbie so please forgive me :) I'm attempting to VNC from one PC (running Windows XP) to another PC running Debian linux. I have installed VNC server on the linux machine, and it seems to load properly. However, when I attempt to make the connection on the XP machine, I get a window that displays the following message (a graphical window, that is):
Xsession: unable to start X session --- no '/root/.xsession' file, no '/root/.Xsession' file, no session managers, no window managers, and no terminal emulators found; aborting
By default, the VNC server creates a new X session (1), and this is what I'm attempting to connect to, via:
I tried copying /etc/X11/Xsession to the directory indicated in the error message, and this got rid of the error message, but all I'm left with is a grey desktop screen that doesn't allow me to do anything except move the mouse around.
Any help is greatly appreciated!