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  1. #1

    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...

  2. #2
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    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.
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