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    Default VNC window size help needed

    I have 11.2 32 bit running in ESXi on a Dell 2850 in my colo and its working just fine. I even set the VM to allow large resolutions and am running the console at 1440x900.

    At first I also had the issue with just a black screen and white X pointer, but after reading I found that going into YaST > etc/sysconfig > Desktop > Display Manager > Setting of: DISPLAYMANAGER_REMOTE_ACCESS: > and changing the value from yes to no then back to yes again then rebooting, all was good.

    Now on to my actual issue. Now that I can get to my system remotely via RealVNC and don't have to keep an open session logged in (ala Remote Desktop) I am finding that the window is stuck at 1024x768. I just cant find where I need to change the geometry settings to make it 1440 x 900 like my console window is in ESXi.

    Have been doing a lot of reading and have tried a bunch of stuff but none of it works, too much to list. I am obviously missing something and its probably really simple, but I am just not getting it.

    FYI I am a Mac user and am installing a Linux server of my own for the first time, so please be gentle

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    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: VNC window size help needed

    shagfinger wrote:

    >
    > I have 11.2 32 bit running in ESXi on a Dell 2850 in my colo and its
    > working just fine. I even set the VM to allow large resolutions and am
    > running the console at 1440x900.
    >
    > At first I also had the issue with just a black screen and white X
    > pointer, but after reading I found that going into YaST > etc/sysconfig
    >> Desktop > Display Manager > Setting of: DISPLAYMANAGER_REMOTE_ACCESS:
    >> and changing the value from yes to no then back to yes again then

    > rebooting, all was good.
    >
    > Now on to my actual issue. Now that I can get to my system remotely via
    > RealVNC and don't have to keep an open session logged in (ala Remote
    > Desktop) I am finding that the window is stuck at 1024x768. I just cant
    > find where I need to change the geometry settings to make it 1440 x 900
    > like my console window is in ESXi.
    >
    > Have been doing a lot of reading and have tried a bunch of stuff but
    > none of it works, too much to list. I am obviously missing something and
    > its probably really simple, but I am just not getting it.
    >
    > FYI I am a Mac user and am installing a Linux server of my own for the
    > first time, so please be gentle


    AFAIK, the only place you set the display size is as an argument to
    vncserver when you launch it. openSUSE 11.2 works best using:

    dbus-launch vncserver -geometry <xxx>x<yyy> :<n> where <xxx> and <yyy> are
    the desired dimensions and <n> is the vnc port to use. Works for me. I use
    1440x900 unless the reason I'm logging on to another machine is to resolve
    user complaints about something where I want to see what they see.

    --
    Will Honea

  3. #3

    Default Re: VNC window size help needed

    Ok, so where do I go to change that? YaST only has an option to allow remote admin (VNC) and to open the hole in the firewall, but that's it.

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