I upgraded the office server using
apt dist-upgrade earlier on, but when I tried to load up my beautiful KDE3.5-alpha desktop via VNC, all I got was a blank screen.
After a bit of work trying to find out what was going on, I finally noticed that the permissions on
rw-rw-rw-, and there was a “permission denied” message in the log.
So, to solve this, simply
chmod +x ~/.vnc/xstartup, and everything should run fine.