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[ubuntu] vnc server display problems -- icons not showing

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop machine and am trying to serve a remote desktop to my netbook. I'm running vnc4server to serve a new X session on port 5901. (So, X session :1) The first problem I had was that nothing loaded at all, except for a desktop background. So on the advice of a forum post I added an .xsession configuration file into my home directory with the contents: Code: gnome-session --session=ubuntu-2d This worked -- partially. But the dock icons for my home folder, terminal, and several others are simply blank. The same holds for a number of (Hardware)