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I have my windowsXP laptop goint through a wireless connection on my D-Link router, and I added a Linux box through ethernet to the router. I can see the windows computer from the Linux, but not vice versa. I would like to set them up to use VNC, but I can not find the correct hostname to use either. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks! It's so nice to have such a great support forum out there! Anyway, I got the IP, but when I punch it in to the VNC viewer, I get a message saying "failed to connect to server"....and so it continues
Also, dont do what I almost ripped my hair out for.
I always tried from the windows machine to access the VNCserver with just pucnhing in the IP of the linuxmachine like for example: 192.168.0.9 which didnt work*, however when I tested 192.168.0.9:1 the VNCserver on my Mandriva responded happily and allowed me to login.
(ps. if accessing [ipadress]:1 doesnt work test also [ipadress]:0 )
*= just entering the IP in the VNCviewer and [enter] works to access my old Windows VNCserver, but for my Linuxmachine running VNCserver I have to type in 192.168.0.9:1, which I suppose is because that Linux can have multiple instances of X running at the same time unlike Windows, and I need to specify which session I want to connect to.. (or something like that.. Im not all that good on linux/unix but I hope these might help anyway! (or atleast prevent you from repeating my mistakes :P ))