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Old 02-21-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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cant connecg with vncserver pls help


I have just installed debian so im new to linux. I would like to remote control the debian gui (gnome) from my windows xp.

I have installed vnc4server om debian and use"vnc4server" to start it.
Gave it a passwd and it is running.

When i try to connect in windows xp with TIGHTVNC with the hostname debian:1 it says:

Failed to get server address (debian).
Did you type the host name correctly?


I cant find what i have missed, can someone pls help me out?
 
Old 02-21-2009, 01:44 PM   #2
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Can you connect to it by IP address? Is "debian" hostname in DNS or windows' hosts file?
 
Old 02-21-2009, 02:24 PM   #3
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Can you connect to it by IP address? Is "debian" hostname in DNS or windows' hosts file?
i havnt tried to connect by IP, im not sure how to check my ip on a linux :P

this is what i get when i start it:
New 'debian:1 (etienne)' desktop is debian:1
 
Old 02-21-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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on the vnc server, run: /sbin/ifconfig -a|grep inet and post the result. Also, what is XP's IP address?
 
Old 02-21-2009, 02:49 PM   #5
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on the vnc server, run: /sbin/ifconfig -a|grep inet and post the result. Also, what is XP's IP address?
i somehow got it working now, i figured out my ip adress and it worked now i got to figure out how to let it acces it from only one specific port for more safety right?

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