vncserver works fine, but how to I start an app?

Thomas Beckett thomas.beckett at
Fri Mar 24 15:39:21 UTC 2006

On 3/24/06, Andy Anderson <opus at> wrote:
> I installed vncserver on Ubuntu 5.10, and it works fine, but
> when I connect to it with a viewer it just gives me a blank
> X screen.  I suspect that I need to feed vncserver the
> equivalent of an .initrc file.  If that is correct, how
> is that done?

The easiest way to share your desktop from gnome is to run vino-preferences

Vino is gnomes vnc server so once you set your preferences you can
connect to the running gnome session from vnc in the normal way


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