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Fedora 19 TigerVNC with Cinnamon instead of Gnome?

asked 2013-07-24 21:20:41 -0600

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Since Vino is completely broken in Fedora 19...:

https://bugzilla dot redhat dot com/show_bug.cgi?id=987981

And I posted a guide on how to make TigerVNC work on Fedora 19 (With Gnome, see above link)

Does anyone know how to make TigerVNC work with Cinnamon under Fedora 19?

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answered 2014-01-06 16:53:11 -0600

As of Fedora 19 you do not need the portion of your guide that has you edit ~/.vnc/xstartup just leave that alone, nor do you need to change the type from fork to single or add the -fg option in the vncserver@:*.service files. Without those changes, tigervnc-server will work using the plain Gnome desktop, and without some behavioural problems that the type=single and -fg you needed in Fedora 18 gave you.

To then make it use Cinnamon, all you have to do is create an executable bash script file named ~/.Xclients that contains the two lines

exec /usr/bin/cinnamon-session

The program cinnamon-session is new in Fedora 19. The standard ~/.vnc/xstartup script uses the ~/.Xclients script if it exists instead of the default call to gnome-session.

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