> > What's going on? > > > Not much:-) > > Is the server running? > Firewall rules blocking you? > > -- X server? I wouldn't be remotely logged into an Xfce desktop without it. No firewalls. It must be something unique to this particular server, though, because I just VNC'd into another server (like the first, only running Xfce), and the config tools work. The server in question is something of a test bed in which I play around a lot. I've modified gdm.conf to allow two graphical login sessions. Could this be messing up the X server? I'll check that out. I've also installed xcompmgr, and hacked xorg.conf a bit. Less clear how that would be related, but who knows?