blank screen in vnc

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 ~/.vnc/xstartup were 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.


  1. Did that still get the blank X window.

  2. Jeff, if I remember correctly, the chmod did the trick. In fact, I’ve had to do the same thing a few times when upgrading different machines.

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