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Old 12-12-2004, 08:31 AM   #1
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Running a Linux desktop on a Windows client using VNC


Hello,
I am wondering how do I set up a VNC server on my linux machine so I can view my linux desktop on my Windows machine, which has RealVNC viewer 4 installed on it...
(I am using Windows XP home and Fedora Core 3)

Thanks,
ZACH

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Old 12-12-2004, 09:27 AM   #2
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You should just be able to point the VNC viewer at the IP address of your linux box (which needs to be running vncserver). If you are trying to do this over the internet, you are absolutely, positively going to want to run this over an SSH tunnel. A search here should bring up lots of help on how to set that up.

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sorry, I didn't read your post closely enough.....There are vnc servers for linux. Both real VNC and tightVNC are good choices.
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Old 12-12-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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should be all you need
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_TightVN...urrent_session
 
Old 12-12-2004, 10:53 AM   #4
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Hey,
I am a complete newbie...
I do not know how to install tightvnc...
I downloaded tightvnc in my root directory as:
tightvnc-1.2.9-1.src.rpm
How do I install it...
Whenever I try to do the commands from gentoo-wiki.com it says it is not a file or directory...

please help me out guys
 
Old 12-12-2004, 11:20 AM   #5
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you don't want that part... that's for the client. you need to look at the bit about loading vnc.so in xorg / xfree86. this is (afaik) now part of the xorg base, so "locate vnc.so" should say you already have it.

and for the record, ignore rpms with "src" in them... you'll need to compile them and ... that's just annoying in rpm world.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 12:10 PM   #6
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hey
i downloaded just the .rpm file and whenever i try to open it it says preparing to update system... then it goes for a little while and stops and says Package Not Found... Xfree86 required by tightvncserver...
I downloaded from a differant mirror but the same thing happens...
Do I have to download Xfree86 first?
Thanks
 
Old 12-12-2004, 12:25 PM   #7
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does "locate vnc.so" find a file? if so you do not need to install ANYTHING
 
Old 12-12-2004, 12:42 PM   #8
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Code:
[root@localhost ~]# locate vnc.so
warning: locate: could not open database: var/lib/slocate/slocate.db: No such file or directory
warning: You need to run the 'updatedb' command (as root) to create the data base.
What do I do now?
 
Old 12-12-2004, 12:51 PM   #9
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You need to run the 'updatedb' command (as root) to create the data base.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 01:27 PM   #10
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Code:
[root@localhost ~]# locate vnc.so
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extentions/vnc.so
Ok so now what?
 
Old 12-12-2004, 02:09 PM   #11
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super, just pick that doc above up, when it starts talking about loading that module in xorg.conf or XF86config
 
Old 12-12-2004, 02:19 PM   #12
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I dont understand what it wants me to do...
I created the passwd file but after that I am confused...
 
Old 12-12-2004, 02:22 PM   #13
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which bit are you stuck on? it's quite straightforward... if only other topics had docs like that one...

start from "Configure /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/xorg.conf To load vnc.so"
 
Old 12-12-2004, 03:00 PM   #14
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i dont know what commands to enter into the command prompt
ZACH
 
Old 12-12-2004, 03:26 PM   #15
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i don't follow... it tells you *exactly* what to type and *exactly* which files to edit....
 
  


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