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I just finished installing the GNOME Environment and VNC Server for CentOS 5.6  I am able to connect and authenticate however, the VNC server screens displays a black screen with a mouse icon.

How do i get the desktop to display?
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Follow these instructions
https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=26296

Also make sure you have followed all of the steps described here
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Server
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by:Kerem ERSOY
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Hi,

I'll suggest you to check this previous question here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Linux/Q_27576528.html

You'll also need to edt some config files, firewall config and /etc/hosts too..

Cheers,
K.
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by:deklinm
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I am following the instruction to install VNC Server on CentOS 5.6 from http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Server

The xstartup scripts were supposed to have been created when I started and stopped the vncserver service.  However, they are not appearing in the \home\MYUSERNAME\.vnc directory.  I rebooted and checked again and they are still not there.

How do i fix this?
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by:farzanj
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Issue this command

rpm -qa | grep vnc

What is the output?
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by:deklinm
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the output is

vnc-server-4.1.2-14.el5_6.6
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by:farzanj
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You have only installed the server and not the client as I suspected.

You need to install the client as well because you want to use the same machine as client as well.
yum install vnc
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by:eager
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You don't usually need to install the vnc client on the same system as the vnc server, except perhaps for testing.  Why connect remotely to the system you are running on?

How did you start vncserver?

What is in ~/.vnc?
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