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Old 04-13-2004, 12:07 AM   #1
rfkhickory
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Help with VNC and PuTTY


Hi,

I am relatively new to linux and have a redhat 9 box with the VNC viewer installed. I have started the server by typing VNCserver and it gave a response of 'X' desktop is ww_.mydomainname.___:1 (can't type the real url as per post limitations).

I started putty on my windows xp machine and have tried to follow some of the SSH tutorials but none I have found specifically use putty as an example. I can login to the command line just fine and get root up and running but when I start the VNCviewer I get a Failed to connect to server.

I have also read something about setting the KDE up for Desktop sharing but don't know how to do this and/ or if this is also necessary.

A step by step would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks

bobk
 
Old 04-13-2004, 12:15 AM   #2
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Let me understand what you're trying to do. You have VNC server running on your Redhat 9 box and want to view it from your Win machine? Correct?
 
Old 04-13-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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Yes. THat is exactly what I want to do.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 02:18 AM   #4
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I guess u r trying to use VNC over ssh. Its the more secure way than using normal unencrypted VNC connection.

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I can login to the command line just fine and get root up and running but when I start the VNCviewer I get a Failed to connect to server.
I suppose u tried to run vnc viewer on your computer not remotely via ssh. If that is the case and u couldnt connect to the server u should check firewall settings.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 08:56 AM   #5
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Have a read through this thread and see if that answers a few questions.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 11:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies, muah and Hangdog42!! I briefly scanned the thread and it lookks like just the ticket I need. Thanks again!
 
  


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