trying to run vnc using xinetd on fedora 9
1. on the fedora 9 box log in as the user to connect and open a terminal window
2. type: vncserver :1 -name "username"
it will prompt you for a password, and verify password for that user to connect with.
this creates a file in that users /<user's-home-dir>/.vnc (hidden) subdirectory named xstartup
3. edit /(user's home dir)/.vnc/xstartup and uncomment the following 2 lines:
# unset SESSION MANANGER
# exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
save the file, this gives you your default desktop instead of a lightweight one
4. download realvnc viewer to your windows pc, connect to <x.x.x.x>:1
you may have to start / stop / kill the vncserver once or twice in there
One difference between this and the VNC typical of a windoze box is that you are not viewing/using an existing desktop for the person already logged in, you are starting a new x-sesison for this.
Last edited by cngordon; 09-16-2008 at 12:31 PM.