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Old 04-08-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Unhappy OMG - Linux overload! need assistance with VNC


ok, so i've decided I need to install a VNC package in linux (want the gui from my windows desktop)

so far I have downloaded two packages tightvnc and vnc-4_1_3-x86_linux

I installed tightvnc but I uninstalled it when i couldn't get it to work - basically just installed it from my home dir so maybe that wasn't the best approach - i did read the README file but found it vague for a newbie like me so...

next I installed the other vnc package -
but this was installed by billf (who is no longer with the company)

[root@nagios bin]# ls -lat v*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 billf nagcmd 134151 2008-10-15 07:49 vncconfig
-r-xr-xr-x 1 billf nagcmd 26614 2008-10-15 07:49 vncpasswd
-r-xr-xr-x 1 billf nagcmd 445044 2008-10-15 07:49 vncviewer
-r-xr-xr-x 1 billf nagcmd 13938 2008-10-15 07:33 vncserver
[root@nagios bin]#

and get this error:
[root@nagios bin]# ./vncserver

You will require a password to access your desktops.

vncpasswd: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[root@nagios bin]#

I have no idea what these libraries are or how to make them accessible.

Next I read on a how to see what packages are installed:
[root@nagios bin]# rpm -qa|grep vnc
libvncserver-0.9.1-2.fc9.i386
gtk-vnc-python-0.3.4-4.fc9.i386
vnc-4.1.2-30.fc9.i386
vnc-libs-4.1.2-30.fc9.i386
gtk-vnc-0.3.4-4.fc9.i386

I think the tightvnc package might be the best one to use but maybe I can use something that is already installed but keep running into stumbling blocks

I would really appreciate it if someone could direct me to a great detailed step-by-step installation guide or if any of the above makes any sense some direction on how to proceed. I also read somewhere (now can't find link) that xinetd must be running - this is not running but none of the packages even mention that this must be running before using vnc

[root@nagios bin]# ps -ef | grep xinetd
root 15382 8881 0 16:06 pts/0 00:00:00 grep xinetd
[root@nagios bin]#


Sorry if this is a mouthful, but as I mentioned I am beginning to sink in the quagmire of linuxdom

thanks for any help you can provide
Natalie
 
Old 04-08-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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1. Do you want to create a new desktop instance or to share existing one? Ing the second case you need x11vnc.
2. Why don't you just install tightVNC via your package manager?
3. To run tightVNC make sure you have "X font server" (xfs) configured and running.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 04:00 PM   #3
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IF you are sitting at the linux machine and want to remote into the windows machine, rdesktop is probably a better solution. It uses windows' native remote desktop setup. Rdesktop is available via most distros standard package managers.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 07:49 AM   #4
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1. Do you want to create a new desktop instance or to share existing one? Ing the second case you need x11vnc.
2. Why don't you just install tightVNC via your package manager?
3. To run tightVNC make sure you have "X font server" (xfs) configured and running.
1.what I am trying to accomplish is I use a windows desktop as my primary computer, but we have 2 linux servers in addition to one windows server. I don't want to have to walk down the hallway to the linux servers for the GUI so i want to create a remote session to the server gui, does that make sense? from my windows desktop I can create a remote session to my windows server and I just want the same thing to my linux servers from my windows pc.

2.Sorry I don't know what a package manager is - can you recommend one?

3.xfs - how do I search for that is that a deamon? ps -ef | grep xfs?

Thanks! I appreaciate the feedback.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 07:54 AM   #5
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Please mention your distribution. Maybe even add it in your profile, while we are at it. It would help us answer your second question. And I think correctly using package manager (program performing consistent installation and removal of packages) should be the quickest way for installing what you need.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 08:01 AM   #6
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Please mention your distribution. Maybe even add it in your profile, while we are at it. It would help us answer your second question. And I think correctly using package manager (program performing consistent installation and removal of packages) should be the quickest way for installing what you need.
OK - sorry about that (I was told this is a Fedora Install but I didn't install it so this is what I know...
VERSION Of Linux
[naloi@nagios etc]$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.25.3-18.fc9.i686 (mockbuild@) (gcc version 4.3.0 20080428 (Red Hat 4.3.0-8) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Tue May 13 05:38:53 EDT 2008
[naloi@nagios etc]$
 
Old 04-09-2009, 12:17 PM   #7
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Ok, so you have Fedora 9 install. It uses yum. Read "man yum" before proceeding. "yum -v install tightvnc" may help you setup tightvnc correctly.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 12:24 PM   #8
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Ok, so you have Fedora 9 install. It uses yum. Read "man yum" before proceeding. "yum -v install tightvnc" may help you setup tightvnc correctly.
THANK YOU! At least now I have a starting point
 
Old 04-09-2009, 01:13 PM   #9
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I THINK Fedora has a native version of VNC in the repos (not tightVNC). Since F9 is the machine you want to remote into, you would need to install vncserver (yum install vncserver).
 
  


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