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  1. #1

    vnc server failed to start


    Whenever I try starting the VNCserver service, it always failed.

    Starting VNC server: 2:myname [FAILED]

    Do you know which log I should look at to determine the failure? The message file does not say much.


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    I had this same problem, too. The fix that I found was to do the following as the 'myname' user:
    vncserver :2
    This sets up the .vnc directory in ~myname and after that /sbin/service vncserver [start|stop|restart] works.

  3. #3

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    This "vncserver :1" from the user account solved the problem. It asked for Password, Created/Started whatever, and now VNC server starts well.
    I had the same problem in Fedora 8 and Redhat 5, I'm actually surprised that this information was missing in tree different guides I checked.


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