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HI, I just installed Xvnc on a machine at school to access it while I am at home. I am having problems as when i try to run the program ...
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    HI,
    I just installed Xvnc on a machine at school to access it while I am at home. I am having problems as when i try to run the program from home through putty, i get the following message:
    Fatal server error:
    Server is already active for display 0
    If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
    and start again.
    I am not root, so I am not able to run the remove command.
    Anyway I can run the desktop environment from home?
    Thanks,
    jahiz

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    have you tried to run the vncserver on another display on your remote machine. For example you can dedicate channel 2 to remote management:

    Code:
    #vncserver :2
    Then at home using Cygwin or any other Unix environment emulation you can do the following:

    Code:
    ssh -l root -L5902&#58;localhost&#58;5902 <ip_adress>
    The above command will encapsulate your Xvnc session through SSH.

    Then run your VNC viewer on
    Code:
    localhost&#58;2
    and enter your password.

    If this fails try the Java VNC. You can reach your remote system using a simple web browser. Your Xvnc server should have open port 5801. So on the URL field type on
    Code:
    http&#58;//<ip_adress>&#58;5801
    hope this helps

    cheers

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