lpoulsen wrote: > I have a shiny new Fedora 8 system with GNOME. > When I log in locally, everything is nice. > > Now I am trying to login from my Windows XP desktop, > where I have PUTTY (ssh) and MicroImages X server > installed. > > I can login with ssh, and set the DISPLAY variable. > xclock comes up just fine on my X server. But when > I type "gnome-session" into my ssh-provided > bash session, a red rectangle flashes for an > instant on my X display, then I get this message > on the bash session: > You should not need to set the DISPLAY variable - just set PUTTY to do X forwarding, and it will do it for you. > Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'gnome-session' received an X Window System error. > This probably reflects a bug in the program. > The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'. > (Details: serial 296 error_code 8 request_code 72 minor_code 0) > (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; > that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. > To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line > option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful > backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.) > aborting... > Aborted > > Any idea what is wrong and how to fix it? > Check you X server settings on the Windows box. You are trying to start a Windows manager, and if X the x server is configured to provide its own Window manager, or to use the Windows window manager, you will not be able to do this. (I know, Gnome is more then a window manager.) I don't know the settings for the MicroImages X server, but the correct settings should create a window on your Windows desktop that your Gnome desktop will appear in. For what you want to do, you may want to try something like VNC instead. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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