Am connecting from my Linux (Mint) desktop to the Fedora (rpfr18) Raspberry Pi using SSH X tunneling. When the Pi comes up, I connect to it from the desktop xterminal using:

SSH -X [email protected]

Then I can start any x-window on the remote RPI like

transmission-gtk &

Q-1) At the moment I'm seeing this error which I don't know how to fix when I issue a:


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Don't have the HDMI cable to connect the Pi to my monitor to troubleshoot.

Q-2) I think the above is related to why vncviewer is drawing a window which is completely dark/blank at the moment.

vncserver #remote rpi

vncviewer 192.168.x.y:z #draws a dark/blank window.

So how do I fix these?

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    hmm, the usual programs work fine and the window manager seems to fail? How are you launching gnome?
    – feverDream
    Commented Dec 15, 2013 at 4:54
  • Ah, your comment put me on the right track. I see it is working if I issue a # startxfce4. It wasn't working earlier with #startx or #/etx/X11/xinit/Xsession. Anyways, was strange since I thought Pidora 18 came with xfce4 and not gnome in the first place, but it seems there is something here raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=45586&p=361152 #resolved #thanks
    – PKM
    Commented Dec 15, 2013 at 8:27
  • Sure thing PKM. Pidora is a kewl name, I didn't know that had one for the PI.
    – feverDream
    Commented Dec 15, 2013 at 15:29
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    Except if you were Russian :P geekosystem.com/pidora-russian
    – PKM
    Commented Dec 17, 2013 at 3:56
  • hehe, It looks like a lot of people were amused by that name.
    – feverDream
    Commented Dec 21, 2013 at 4:58


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