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Xstartup for VNC under AIX

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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Current version running is AIX 6100-04-05-1015 on an IBM P550

I had the vnc server configured to run plain old CDE and then one of my developers discovered a problem with Firefox (for AIX 6.1) where he'd load the program but would then be presented with a message that cairo could not display the requested format.

Thinking it was related to CDE pretty much sucking as a gui, he requested that I install either Gnome or KDE as a desktop gui and since I know this particular developer to never be one to request something without having researched it to DEATH before making any requests so I went ahead and installed Gnome.

Now, when I added the "gnome &" (I did comment our the line calling for CDE) all I get is the dreaded grey screen with no term window.

Any deas on how to resolve this would be appreciated.

Regards,
-jay
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run "startgnome"
As a techie, thermoduric, you should know better than to assume one answer is correct for all situations. I have run into jdj522's problem, myself and running startgnome DOES NOT work for all situations. Therefore, I believe your crony should not have been awarded any points as jdj522 stated the suggestion failed. And yes, Gnome was installed on our AIX server.

Our solution was to create a xstartup script from scratch which used the XSESSION command and the fully qualified path to X fonts, etc in order to get the cde gui back.
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