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joerabbi
22-Sep-2011, 23:06
When I am connected to a SLES 11 server via VNC, I am unable to launch
yast. it spins like it is going to open but doesn't. If I am on a
local console, it works fine. If I try from the command line I get the
RANDR missing error.


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magic31
23-Sep-2011, 14:26
joerabbi;2140070 Wrote:
> When I am connected to a SLES 11 server via VNC, I am unable to launch
> yast. it spins like it is going to open but doesn't. If I am on a
> local console, it works fine. If I try from the command line I get the
> RANDR missing error.

Yep, known issue that can happen sometimes.... solution should be
simple, delete the ~/.Xauthority file for the affected users (which
would be root in this case).

Also see 'TID 7006548 , YaST does not run when accessing the system
remotely through VNC'
(http://www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=7006548&sliceId=1)

Cheers,
Willem


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