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Hello All, I have a Mandriva 2008.1 server which I do not have any screen connected to normally. I would like to make VNC start up on this machine at ...
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    How to turn VNC on by default


    Hello All,
    I have a Mandriva 2008.1 server which I do not have any screen connected to normally. I would like to make VNC start up on this machine at boot time (it is on a protected network so security is not an issue here), and let me connect to it from other computers on the net. If I go into the control centre in Mandriva and turn on the remote access I can connect just fine, problem is I have to do this every time, which is a bit of a pain, so how can I configure it to start VNC-server automatically when it starts?

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    Start VNCSERVER

    You can create a cronjob to start the vncserver when the server boots up.

    Code:
    @reboot /path/to/vncserver

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    Yeah, which brings me back to my original question, I've tried to look around my system, but "vncserver" is not what the binary is called. Does anyone know what server is started, and with which arguments when the "remote access" is enabled through the control centre?

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    I would like to know the answer to that also


    kwdaye

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    try this command.....

    X0rfbserver



    the 0 is a zero...

    I believe there are command line options to set the password and so forth, but don't know what they are. You can click on the Daemon box that pops up to get to some options and also there is a file in the /home directory called .Xorfbserver (it's a hidden file) that has these options as well.

    You can also install another vnc server and use that...but X0rfbserver is what is invoked from MCC... Loy

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