I have a network of PCs, some linux (OpenSUSE 13.2) and some windows (7 and 10). All PCs have static IP addresses. I have built a new Leap 42.1 PC to do the backup.

This backup PC will be headless, so I want to be able to connect to it and manage it from my OpenSUSE 13.2 KDE desktop. At first, I installed the KDE desktop on the 42.1 PC (because I am most familiar with it), but in a previous post I was advised not to use KDE, so I removed all KDE packages and installed IceWM.

The 13.2 PC has vncviewer installed, and I connect to the backup PC with the following command:
$vncviewer 192.168.1.5:2

The following output is displayed in my terminal:
Code:
Connected to RFB server, using protocol version 3.8
No authentication needed
Authentication successful
Desktop name "x11"
VNC server default format:
  32 bits per pixel.
  Least significant byte first in each pixel.
  True colour: max red 255 green 255 blue 255, shift red 16 green 8 blue 0
Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontStruct
Using default colormap which is TrueColor.  Pixel format:
  32 bits per pixel.
  Least significant byte first in each pixel.
  True colour: max red 255 green 255 blue 255, shift red 16 green 8 blue 0
On my desktop, I get a window displayed with the title "TightVNC x11", but the window contents is a black screen. This window stays visible for a while (couple of minutes, and then I get the message:
Code:
vncviewer: VNC server closed connection
and the window closes.

Why am I not able to see the Leap 42.1 desktop and how do I correct this situation?

Thank you,

Mark