I am Linux newbie, I managed (it was a bit of an ordeal) to get a VNC server (TightVNC) running on a SLES 11 SP1 EC2 instance. Monitor manager on the VNC xstartup file is gnome (it took me a while to figure that out).
Now I can connect to the machine via VNC client (on a mac connect to server vnc:address:port) and it seems to work fine.
I meant to install all the software I needed on the machine through Yast -- problem is when I click on computer --> Yast nothing at all comes up (not even the loading clock).
Also when I click on the Computer --> Applications --> Datetime utility the loading clock comes up but the utility doesn't open, same thing with the utility to manage users/groups, the clock comes up but then it goes away and nothing opens.
I know this is pretty vague -- but I am just looking for advice in terms of to troubleshoot this.
Is this likely to be related to gnome and I could be fine just by switching to a different monitor manager or is there something terribly wrong here?
I didn't really mess up with it too much, just installed TightVNC, edited the xstartup file and installed gnome (all via
zypper install commands).