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I have installed Mandrake 10.1 on my machine, downloaded from this site. So far so good. I would get remote control on the machine, so I have installed ssh and ...
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- 04-13-2005 #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
VNC startup problem
I have installed Mandrake 10.1 on my machine, downloaded from this site. So far so good. I would get remote control on the machine, so I have installed ssh and it will works fine. But now a remote control with graphic interface.
I have installed VNC server within Mandrake 10.1. It works well if you start it manual at any start-up. I have tried the set the VNC server in the start-up service. The VNC server stands in de service list, but failed.
So I get the following fault:
Starting vncserver: Starting VNC server: 3: root vncserver: The USER
environments variable is not set
If I will now connect the machine with VNC, then I must manual start the service and I will this automatic.
I hope that anyone can help me...
- 04-13-2005 #2
- Join Date
- Mar 2003
It would seem that you're trying to start vncserver as root, rather then user. That would be a horrible idea. Either add the user option to the vncserver, or have vncserver start as user by adding it to you indivdual startup folder (in KDE, ~/.kde/Autostart)
You should be aware that running vncserver at all times is inherently insecure and a bad idea. It's much better to simply run ssh, ssh in and start the vncserver, do what you've got to do, and then kill the vncserver.
JeremyRegistered Linux user #346571
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