Unable to move windows when using VNC

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Unable to move windows when using VNC

Postby cosmarchy » 2020-07-20 14:41

Hello guys,

After installation, I had a bit of trouble getting TightVNC to work but now I am able to connect.

The trouble I am having is that I am unable to move any windows in the VNC. I can move the mouse over the title bar but I cannot drag this to another part of the screen. I cannot resize the window either. The cursor does not change when I hover over the title bar nor in the corners when trying to resize.

I have used VNC on other flavours of Linux without this issue so is it specific tho this install?

Does anyone know the reason for this?

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Re: Unable to move windows when using VNC

Postby sickpig » 2020-07-22 02:06

you need to ensure your current DE or WM doesn't interfere with the vnc instance. If you are using a WM then you need to specify a separate config like so - openbox --config-file /home/a/Applications/configs/openbox/rc.xml & in your ~/.vnc/xstartup

or if you are using DE then the following will go in ~/.vnc/xstartup

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#!/bin/sh
unset SESSION_MANAGER
unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS


ref https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/TigerVNC

edit
the *.log(s) at ~/.vnc will list errors
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