vncserver on CentOS 7 with MATE

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vncserver on CentOS 7 with MATE

Postby Whoever » 2017/08/12 21:56:43

I installed a new CentOS 7 system using the minimal download. From there, I installed MATE using the instructions on this page:
http://www.45drives.com/wiki/index.php? ... n_CentOS_7

I then installed tigervnc-server and (as a user) started VNC.

When I connect to the vnc session, it doesn't have a functioning desktop. All I see is that Firefox starts, but nothing else. I have a mouse pointer, but right-clicking does not bring up a menu. I removed the existing xstartup file to see if that changed anything: it did not.

Any ideas?

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[SOLVED]: vncserver on CentOS 7 with MATE

Postby Whoever » 2017/08/12 22:28:03

Installing extra packages (as described on this page: https://www.rootusers.com/how-to-instal ... s-7-linux/) solved the issue.

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Follow-on question: vncserver on CentOS 7 with MATE

Postby Whoever » 2017/08/12 23:39:48

The solution that I mentioned earlier wasn't really what I wanted.

When I start a vnc session, it starts with a gnome-classic desktop, but I really want a mate desktop. How to make this happen?

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Re: vncserver on CentOS 7 with MATE

Postby Whoever » 2017/08/15 02:45:24

After logging into the machine locally, instead of via VNC, any new vnc sessions result in an almost blank window. vnc-config is showing, but no desktop at all. Neither MATE, nor Gnome. X is clearly running.

Is there some magic I need to do with ~/.xinitrc or some other file?

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Re: vncserver on CentOS 7 with MATE

Postby Whoever » 2017/08/17 03:11:02

Help please, anyone?


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