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I have VNC running on a Linux box and if you run xterm when remoted in, it shows up as just the clear outline of the terminal window and it's attached to the mouse pointer. When you click once it shows up as it's supposed to with the prompt and color, etc.

Does anyone know how to disable that so xterm just comes up instantly without requiring any interaction from the user?

This is RHEL5.6 with VNCserver
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by:farzanj
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Sounds like you are getting twm desktop.  You need to change your normal desktop, you need to add or uncomment the following lines in the xstartup script.

unset SESSION_MANAGER
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
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by:willlandymore
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tried that already.

I uncommented the lines and then restarted the server but it's behaving the same way.
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gnome-session & on the last line in the xstart script seems to have resolved it.
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by:Martin_J_Parker
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How did you restart the server?
Did you do a
   vncserver -kill :1
command followed by a
   vncserver :1
command ?
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by:Martin_J_Parker
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Too late!  Nice fix.
Cheers,
M.
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by:willlandymore
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fixed the issue
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