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so it started out simple, intall tight vnc and get my windows box to remote control my fedora box. (the laptop its running on has a broken screen) so i ...
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    tightvnc, firewalls, system config and help


    so it started out simple, intall tight vnc and get my windows box to remote control my fedora box. (the laptop its running on has a broken screen)

    so i type vncserver on the terminal and it says its runnning. my windows box won't connect. so i think maybe the firewall.

    so i add 5900:tcp to the firewall...and now i can no longer open the security center. it just won't open. i'm runngin it as root. and i cant find a command line to just turn the firewall off.

    i found something about IP tables...but yeah...cluesless there.

    any help or links to posts would be nice. i searched but i found nothing. nothign helpful anyway.

    thanks in advance

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    I'm not sure which distro you've got, but vnc does not work like it does on Windows. You get a VNC window seperate to the main login X-server.

    For the VNC server I use, (package vnc-server for FC2), the terminals have to be defined.

    In Fedora, the place to do that is in

    /etc/sysconfig/vncservers

    Mine contains the following

    Code:
    VNCSERVERS="0&#58;<myusername>"
    VNCSERVERARGS&#91;0&#93;="-geometry 1280x800"
    If you configure it like this and restart vncserver, you should be able to connect. Dont forget to run vncpasswd to set up your session password.
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    i'm not going to be able to play with that until tonight, but I'm running the most recent version of Fedora. and my vncserver is

    "tightvnc-server-1.3dev7-1.i386.rpm"

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    OK, let us know what happens. Remember, you can always use yum to remove tight-vnc-server and install vnc-server. Good luck.
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