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?
have you tried to run the vncserver on another display on your remote machine. For example you can dedicate channel 2 to remote management:
Then at home using Cygwin or any other Unix environment emulation you can do the following:
The above command will encapsulate your Xvnc session through SSH.
ssh -l root -L5902:localhost:5902 <ip_adress>
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