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2 replies Latest Post - ‏2009-06-06T21:47:13Z by PeteHelgren
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Pinned topic VNC on SLES 11 gives gray screen - JS12 Power 6

‏2009-05-20T21:45:39Z |
Yeah, I know. There are ton's of references to this problem, including this one from Novell:
http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=7003097&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_TID_1_1

But, no joy. I cannot get the VNC server to produce more than a gray desktop. I suspect a graphics issue but I am not enough of a Linux guy to know how to tell. When I use yast to look at the Graphics Card and Monitor (using ssh) I just get a brief flash and no graphics settings display. When I run gdm I see this:
gdm3968: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.180068 seconds
gdm3968: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.181469 seconds
gdm3968: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.180710 seconds
gdm3968: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.188477 seconds
gdm3968: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.189785 seconds
gdm3968: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.188732 seconds
gdm3968: WARNING: GdmLocalDisplayFactory: maximum number of X display failures reached: check X server log for errors

Those two things lead me to believe that all is not well in the graphics area. Or, perhaps there is just something I missed in getting the vncserver set up in SLES 11. Not fully ambulatory in Linux so if you have a suggestion for a change, be relatively thorough in the instructions.

Thanks
Pete
Updated on 2009-06-06T21:47:13Z at 2009-06-06T21:47:13Z by PeteHelgren
  • mylap
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    Re: VNC on SLES 11 gives gray screen - JS12 Power 6

    ‏2009-06-05T20:26:52Z  in response to PeteHelgren
    Hi,

    I'm having the same problem - running SLES 11 on p6-520 lpar - followed the advice on the novell page - but still can only get a grey screen.

    Andy
    • PeteHelgren
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      Re: VNC on SLES 11 gives gray screen - JS12 Power 6

      ‏2009-06-06T21:47:13Z  in response to mylap
      I have been working with someone in the Novell SLES forum but no joy yet. This thing doesn't report in a graphics card so I am basically stuck. Still working on it and I'll post here if I finally solve it.