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    Gnome and VNC

    I'm trying to use VNC to connect to a display running gnome. I have vnc configured and when I connect it connects and shows me my desktop, but the problem I'm running into is that the gnome menu along the top will not respond to clicks. I have a system monitor along the top menu and it works and will accept clicks but my normal launchers will not connect.

    The log file shows this:

    Mon Feb  5 23:19:23 2007
     vncext:      VNC extension running!
     vncext:      Listening for VNC connections on port 5902
     vncext:      Listening for HTTP connections on port 5802
     vncext:      created VNC server for screen 0
    Could not init font path element /usr/share/X11/fonts/OTF, removing from list!
    Could not init font path element /usr/share/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
    localuser:stephan being added to access control list
    Window manager warning: Log level 32: could not find XKB extension.
    ** (eggcups:4186): WARNING **: IPP request failed with status 1030
    ** (eggcups:4186): WARNING **: IPP request failed with status 1030
    Introspect error: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
    Unable to connect to yum-updatesd...
    Mon Feb  5 23:20:40 2007
     Connections: accepted:
     SConnection: Client needs protocol version 3.8
     SConnection: Client requests security type VncAuth(2)
    Mon Feb  5 23:20:42 2007
     VNCSConnST:  Server default pixel format depth 16 (16bpp) little-endian rgb565
     VNCSConnST:  Client pixel format depth 6 (8bpp) rgb222
     VNCSConnST:  Client pixel format depth 24 (32bpp) little-endian rgb888
    ** (gnome-panel:4148): WARNING **: Failed to authenticate with GDM
    Mon Feb  5 23:21:57 2007
     Connections: closed: (Clean disconnection)
     SMsgWriter:  framebuffer updates 196
     SMsgWriter:    raw rects 167, bytes 1718016
     SMsgWriter:    hextile rects 771, bytes 2592882
     SMsgWriter:    ZRLE rects 2, bytes 42157
     SMsgWriter:    raw bytes equivalent 7236824, compression ratio 1.662470
    I've also noticed that the bottom taskbar will use very little space and so the icons display very small rather than stretching across the whole bar. Any suggestions are appreciated

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    I figured out the problem. All I needed was to remove the -depth 24 specification from the /etc/sysconfig/vncservers file. Apparently both the server and the client were specifiying different color depths and that was causing a problem with the Gnome menu.

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