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    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?

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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:

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

    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
    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
    hope this helps


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