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Resolving a black screen when attempting to connect to a VNC server for XDMCP login

Recently I was attempting to setup a VNC connection to a remote server (using the tigervnc-server-minimal RPM on Fedora), but wanted to use XDM for the login information so that I didn't have to create seperate login credentials. Following guides online such as this one: http://blog.sarah-happy.ca/2010/10/ubuntu-1010-vnc-login-screen.html I didn't have too much trouble configuring everything. The problem, however, was that when I attempted to connect to the remote VNC session all I got was just a black screen with a square mouse cursor on it, the XDM login screen never appeared.

Linux snickers at Microsoft's victory declaration

Who is Microsoft fooling? Other than on the desktop, Linux is eating its lunch, and it’s only going to get worse for Microsoft.

A Windows user’s guide to Linux

If you pay any attention to IT at all you’ll have heard of Linux. You’ll probably also have heard from the some that Linux is complicated, ugly and incomplete. Which couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, Linux is now a full-fledged member of the operating system club and can do just about anything that any other OS can do and, in many cases, do a lot more than many other OSes can do.

Read more here.

At 20, Linux is invisible, ubiquitous

Thursday marks 20 years since Linus Torvalds announced on a Web bulletin board that he'd begun working on a free computer operating system.

Chrome OS Will Likely Include Netflix Support

Linux users have long lamented the lack of Netflix support for the free and open source operating system, and Chrome OS has thus far suffered the same shortcoming. Requests for that feature, in fact, are common on forums for users of Google's experimental CR-48 Chrome OS-powered notebook computer.

Now, however, several reports are suggesting that official Netflix support is on the

The new Ubuntu Desktop: Unity

When Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu announced that the next version of the popular Linux, Ubuntu 11.04, would use Unity, instead of GNOME as its default desktop interface he shocked the Linux desktop community. Now, with the release of the Ubuntu 11.04 beta, we can get a real look at Unity.

Exotic Linux distros can come in handy

Linux seems to offer a distribution for every occasion. Among these obscurer flavors are a few that you may not have encountered, but could be just what you need, says Jack Wallen.

10 Ways Linux Is Making Life Better

Linux has long played a leading role in the world of servers, due in large part to its stability, security and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). What many don't realize, however, is just how ubiquitous it's becoming in other parts of life as well.

Some cool quick Linux command line tricks

If you’ve used Linux long enough, you know there are some seriously cool tricks you can pull from the command line. Some of these tricks are just for fun, but the vast majority of them actually serve a purpose. It is the latter type of trick I want to highlight here.

Google shows off Honeycomb, 'built entirely for tablet': can it beat iPad 2?

Get ready: here comes Android 3.0, aka Honeycomb, the next iteration of Google's free Linux-based mobile operating system, which it says is "built entirely for tablet".

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