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My problem was similar. My .profile was 'source'ing my .bashrc and my .bashrc had an ancient test for interactivity: # If not running interactively, don't do anything [ -z "$PS1" ] && exit Changing the "exit" to a "return" did the trick for me.
A co-worked found a solution to this problem. It would be hard to pinpoint all the environment settings changed since I first got the VM, but hopefully this will be enough: Have guest additions installed (for either Virtualbox or VMware, whatever you're using). DELETE the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or to be safer, mv it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.unused or ...
I needed to make a $HOME/.vncrc file with this entry: $geometry = "1400x850"; Details can be found in the documentation here: /usr/share/doc/vnc4server/examples/vnc.conf.gz
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