F7 : vncserver and gnome fighting

Skunk Worx skunkworx at verizon.net
Fri Jun 29 04:17:23 UTC 2007

On FC6 I could startx and vncserver in pretty much any order and all was 

Under F7 I see an oddity in that some panels widgets only survive as
"first instance".

Let the system be setup with /etc/sysconfig/vncservers -> 1:user 2:user.

Case 1 : vncserver before startx : The vnc clients have all widgets 
displayed as expected whether or not user starts X. If user logs in, and 
starts X, two configured widgets do not appear that should be present. 
Attempting to add the two missing widgets to the panel fail. "vncserver 

Case 2 : startx first, then vncserver : The user desktop has all panels 
and widgets displayed as configured. Now start vncserver. In this case, 
the vnc connections show the same two widgets missing. "desktop wins".

So it looks like a "first instance wins" problem under F7. I tested this 
against FC6 and all widgets are present in both scenarios.

The two widgets that appear in one place and not the other are Clock and 
Window List.

Shall I bz this?

*an interesting case under FC6 and F7, if one starts a desktop, without 
vncserver running, then opens an xterm, becomes root, and starts 
vncserver, the servers take a long time to start and an error about a 
timeout on /root/.xauthXXX error is displayed as each instance starts.

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