Display not starting up for interactive desktop with xfce on RHEL 8

I am setting up OOD 2.0 on a new cluster that is using RHEL 8 as the base image. We have turbovnc and websockify installed but the interactive desktop is not starting up. This is what I am seeing in the output.log after the connection fails. Any help with this is appreciated:

Setting VNC password…
Starting VNC server…
sh: /storage/home/ros5549/.vnc/p-gc-3035.2e.hpc.psu.edu:1.pid: Invalid argument
cat: ‘/storage/home/ros5549/.vnc/p-gc-3035.2e.hpc.psu.edu:1.pid’: No such file or directory

WARNING: The first attempt to start Xvnc failed, possibly because the vncserver
script was not able to figure out an appropriate X11 font path for this system
or because the font path you specified with the -fp argument was not valid.
Attempting to restart Xvnc using the X Font Server (xfs) …
sh: /storage/home/ros5549/.vnc/p-gc-3035.2e.hpc.psu.edu:1.pid: Invalid argument
cat: ‘/storage/home/ros5549/.vnc/p-gc-3035.2e.hpc.psu.edu:1.pid’: No such file or directory
Could not start Xvnc.

TurboVNC Server (Xvnc) 64-bit v2.2.6 (build 20210221)
Copyright (C) 1999-2021 The VirtualGL Project and many others (see README.txt)
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10/01/2022 11:14:58 Using security configuration file /etc/turbovncserver-security.conf
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Enabled security type ‘tlsvnc’
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Enabled security type ‘tlsotp’
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Enabled security type ‘tlsplain’
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Enabled security type ‘x509vnc’
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Enabled security type ‘x509otp’
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Enabled security type ‘x509plain’
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Enabled security type ‘vnc’
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Enabled security type ‘otp’
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Enabled security type ‘unixlogin’
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Enabled security type ‘plain’
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Desktop name ‘TurboVNC: p-gc-3035.2e.hpc.psu.edu:1 (ros5549)’ (p-gc-3035.2e.hpc.psu.edu:1)
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Protocol versions supported: 3.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.7t, 3.8t
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Interface 0.0.0.0
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Framebuffer: BGRX 8/8/8/8
10/01/2022 11:14:58 New desktop size: 1240 x 900
10/01/2022 11:14:58 New screen layout:
10/01/2022 11:14:58 0x00000040 (output 0x00000040): 1240x900+0+0
10/01/2022 11:14:58 Maximum clipboard transfer size: 1048576 bytes
10/01/2022 11:14:58 VNC extension running!
(EE)
Fatal server error:
(EE) Server is already active for display 1
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X1-lock
and start again.
(EE)
Successfully started VNC server on p-gc-3035.2e.hpc.psu.edu:5900…

We found out that the filesystem was not allowing the ‘:’ in the filenames so the xserver pid file was not created.

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