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Gnome 3 does not follow the goemetry of vncserver

asked 2012-09-13 10:35:36 -0600

ericzma gravatar image

On Fedora 17 with Gnome 3, I try to start a vncserver with

$ vncserver -geometry 1024x768

to start a vnc server with geometry 1024x768.

However, after I connect to the vnc server, the resolution is not 1024x768. I change the geometry to other resolution and the actual resolution is not changed.

I changes the desktop environment for vnc server to twm and the geometry takes effect.

Does anyone have the same problem with me? And any suggestion? Thanks in advance.

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answered 2012-11-16 07:30:00 -0600

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Gnome (and other modern DE:s) have the tendency to resize your VNC session. The reason being that when a user logs in to his machine the "normal" way, he/she generally wants the resolution they had the last time restored.

In Gnome's case, these settings are stored in ~/.config/monitors.xml. Try moving that out of the way and see if it improves.

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thanks, I can confirm this solution working on fedora 21 without monitor or boot gui

stovekov gravatar imagestovekov ( 2015-01-13 13:50:23 -0600 )edit

@stovekov Great to know that.

ericzma gravatar imageericzma ( 2015-01-19 08:53:42 -0600 )edit

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