the world has changed for me and i am now running Ubuntu (16.04.2 LTS) and Unity. i'd like to get back to Xfce but for various reasons i can't go into i also need to keep running Unity. so my idea is to run it under Xtightvnc. i will also be running some hosts in cloud instances and want to have a desktop ready there and Xfce seems to be a good choice. i installed Xfce4 via apt-get install. so when i run Xfce under Xtightvnc i get an odd error message that seems to be wrong. i run /usr/bin/xsetroot under Xtightvnc first to set the background green. that much works as i do get the solid green background when i connect to it with a vnc client. then i run /usr/bin/startxfce4. the logged error messages are:
/usr/bin/startxfce4: X server already running on display :16
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":16".
xfce4-session: Another session manager is already running
well, or course an X server is already running ... i started Xtightvnc on :16
i don't how to deal with extension "RANDR" missing but it doesn't seem to stop things.
the 3rd error may be stopping things. it doesn't make sense as the X session was just started unless it is looking at :0 by mistake or omission.
i have not tried any other DE yet, as i am unfamiliar with all others but KDE which i know the be rather big. since a friend of mine uses Cinnamon i thought i might try that and see what works.
Last edited by Skaperen (2017-02-19 08:26:43)