Linux VNC -- Can't see root Apps??
Posted on 2006-11-13
So, I spent a lot of time and I finally have VNC up and running on my test machine at home. I have CentOs 4.2 running vncserver and I'm connecting to it from a WinXP machine. I made the changes to the xstartup file so that I can see the gnome desktop and it looks great....BUT, whenever I try to open a program that requires me to enter the root password before opening, like Network Security (firewall) or anything else that requires me to enter the root password, this program will NOT show up in the VNC window. If I hook the monitor directly up to the CentOS machine and open up a root program, then it shows up fine under this session but it cannot be seen when using VNC. When opening them up using VNC I can tell that Centos is doing something because I can hear my hard drive reading, so I'm guessing that somehow after I enter the root password that the program does open but it's just that I can't see it in the VNC session. Other than that, everything else looks great--images, coloring, etc.
Any ideas on what might be happening?