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- Aug 2006
help with vnc on fedora core 5
i admit that i am not completely stupid when it comes to linux, but i will give it up to the pros and say that i am no genius. i have tried to use vnc on fedora before, and gave up, and i am trying again, and again having trouble, and maybe someone here can point me in the right direction.
so my setup is as goes: i am running fc5 on an old laptop, and it runs fine (at least until this), and i am trying to connect through my local network with tightvnc on windows xp. my firewall isnt blocking anything, i have checked and rechecked. i can vnc into my mac (running os x) just fine, so the ports are open.
so i ssh into my fc5 machine, and i type in vncserver, and i get:
New 'localhost.localdomain:3 (jason)' desktop is localhost.localdomain:3 Starting applications specified in /home/jason/.vnc/xstartup Log file is /home/jason/.vnc/localhost.localdomain:3.log
from there, i type in Xvnc, and it says
Fatal server error: Server is already active for display 0 If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again.
what do i do here? what do i check? i am kind of stuck, and i would really like to know how to vnc into this machine.
thanks for any help. i would appreciate it.
Firstly, screen 0 is your regular X login display. If you're using :3 then it'll appear internally as 'localhost:3.0' for X services. If you want to know what VNC servers you keep running, they are configured in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers. If it's not listed in there, then the screen is probably a regular X session.Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/
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the vncservers file says:
# The VNCSERVERS variable is a list of display:user pairs. # # Uncomment the lines below to start a VNC server on display :2 # as my 'myusername' (adjust this to your own). You will also # need to set a VNC password; run 'man vncpasswd' to see how # to do that. # # DO NOT RUN THIS SERVICE if your local area network is # untrusted! For a secure way of using VNC, see # <URL:http://www.uk.research.att.com/archive/vnc/sshvnc.html>. # Use "-nolisten tcp" to prevent X connections to your VNC server via TCP. # Use "-nohttpd" to prevent web-based VNC clients connecting. # Use "-localhost" to prevent remote VNC clients connecting except when # doing so through a secure tunnel. See the "-via" option in the # `man vncviewer' manual page. # VNCSERVERS="2:myusername" # VNCSERVERARGS="-geometry 800x600 -nolisten tcp -nohttpd -localhost"
what does the VNCSERVERS="2:myusername" mean? should i substitute a user for the "myusername"?
thanks for the reply man. thats awesome.