VNC blank screen problem with RedHat ES4
Posted on 2005-05-10
I have a new install of RedHat ES4 that I cannot get VNC to cooperate in. Actually things look OK on the Linux side, but when I try to connect to a Linux session via VNC from my WIndows desktop, I just get a blank screen with a large X, but not the KDE desktop that i'm hoping for.
I'm not a Linux expert, and don't have Unix background either. I am an experienced Windows user and an experienced Oracle DBA. I've gotten VNC to work before on a couple ES3 installs I did, and on ES4 once, but I had to re-install ES4 and now I cannot get past the frustrating blank screen in VNC.
Yes, I have root access to the Linux machine via a "putty" session and I am (unfortunately) the closest thing we have to a Linux sysadmin. I have explored some of the responses to somewhat similar questions in this forum, but they are for different distros and/or older versions of RedHat, so I'm not sure how much of the info in them applies in my case.