Not sure if this is obvious or just plain weird but I'm having a few issues with VNC between Windows and Linux on my home network.
I've set up TigerVNC on Fedora 12 and I've got Putty running on a separate Windows box to create an ssh session to forward the VNC port so I can connect to the Linux machine. This works fine and I can connect no problem (using TightVNC on Windows).
However, when I launch terminal it begin's "starting terminal" and then nothing happens, it never launches. The same goes when selecting 'Places > Documents' (or 'Places > Desktop') they never load. Most other apps work fine, I can open the firewall configuration, play around in add/remove software, create a note, or open 'My Computer' by clicking on the desktop icon. However, for some reason certain programs won't launch?
This behaviour is only over the VNC session, if I log into the computer directly it works like normal. Any ideas about what's going on here would be appreciated?