View Full Version : [ubuntu] Login fails after executing "vncserver -geometry 1024x768"

March 14th, 2013, 01:57 AM
Hello group, Here is my situation. I have tried installing Ubuntu Desktop 12.10 and 12.04.2 with DRBL. I go through all the configs and DRBL/Clonezilla works great. Now rather than having to be on the console to update/install software etc I would like to just use a vnc like tightvncserver so that I can vnc in from whatever client or other computer. I do an "apt-get install tightvncserver" and no issues installing on either install (12.10 or 12.04.2) however once I do a vncserver -geometry 1024x768 I can no longer login after a reboot. The only way I can get back in as a regular or sudo user is to go into recovery mode then "mount -rw -o remount /" then give another user sudo privs. Even if I delete the user that could not get in after reboot and or "apt-get remove tightvncserver" the same thing happens. That user is trash even after I remove tightvncserver, delete & recreate the user. It appears just the fact that I have executed the "vncserver -geometyr" command that it writes to some other files that screw up login. I have no idea what is going on here. I have DRBL going on CentOS with vnc and no issues. Is this a bug in Ubuntu or is there another vnc server that I can try that is less problematic? Does anyone have a work around? I have installed and re-installed and messed with this countless times and no joy. Please help! Art