Gnome, headless workstation, Xming errors

OpenSuse 11.1 x86-64

I’m trying to run this machine headless as what I’m calling a “headless portable workstation” - mini-itx “workstation” brought to client sites accessed via my laptop (WinXP / PuttySSH / Xming X Server).

I use PuttySSH to SSH in and start gnome. It starts OK, albeit some error messages

me@os111:~> gnome &
[1] 4705
me@os111:~> Window manager warning: Failed to read saved session file /home/                                                                                  me/.config/metacity/sessions/10746f641982018e1f124374144954544000000047050019.m                                                                                  s: Failed to open file '/home/me/.config/metacity/sessions/10746f641982018e1f12                                                                        ': No such file or directory
Initializing nautilus-open-terminal extension
Initializing nautilus-share extension
Initializing nautilus-dice extension

** (nautilus:4748): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Not supported

** (nautilus:4748): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Not supported
gnome-session[4705]: WARNING: Application 'libcanberra-login-sound.desktop' fail                                                                                  ed to register before timeout
W: main.c: High-priority scheduling enabled in configuration but not allowed by                                                                                   policy.
W: core-util.c: setpriority(): Permission denied
W: ltdl-bind-now.c: Failed to find original dlopen loader.

** (nm-applet:4829): WARNING **: <WARN>  applet_dbus_manager_start_service(): Co                                                                                  uld not acquire the NetworkManagerUserSettings service.
  Message: 'Connection ":1.24" is not allowed to own the service "org.freedeskto                                                                                  p.NetworkManagerUserSettings" due to security policies in the configuration file                                                                                  '

beagled will run in the background.
Use beagle-status to check progress of beagled.
For log files check /home/me/.beagle/Log/current-Beagle.

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 2.8.7)
System Tray Status Service ver. 0.1

Copyright (c) 2001-8 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

warning: No hp: or hpfax: devices found in any installed CUPS queue. Exiting.
system-config-printer-applet: failed to start NewPrinterNotification service

Works decently. Error happens when certain windows try to be created. One instance was when there was a pop-up w/ firefox, but I can’t recreate it. BUT what I can recreate is when I launch an RPM, and the YaST Software Manager launches, it freezes up and I get the following in my SSH session

me@os111:~> Nautilus-Share-Message: REFRESHING SHARES
Nautilus-Share-Message: ------------------------------------------
Nautilus-Share-Message: spawn arg "net"
Nautilus-Share-Message: spawn arg "usershare"
Nautilus-Share-Message: spawn arg "info"
Nautilus-Share-Message: end of spawn args; SPAWNING

Nautilus-Share-Message: returned from spawn: SUCCESS:
Nautilus-Share-Message: exit code 255
Nautilus-Share-Message: ------------------------------------------
Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: usershares are currently disabled

Window manager warning: Buggy client sent a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message with a timestamp of 0 for 0x2e00003 (Starting t)
Window manager warning: meta_window_activate called by a pager with a 0 timestamp; the pager needs to be fixed.

[1]+  Stopped                 gnome


What don’t you try NX? That will be perfect for this.


thanks for the tip! i wasn’t familiar w/ NX. searched on it, found a nice guide, and it works pretty well. still giving it a more thorough test, but so far so good. performance even seems better.

thanks again.