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Old 10-13-2003, 10:32 PM   #1
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Question VNC and RedHat 9


Hi All,

I'm running vnc 3.3.6 on my RH 9 box but when i connect from a win pc all i get is a terminal and no Gnome desktop.

i have run vncviewer with -shared still no go!!

what am i missing?

Please help

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Old 10-14-2003, 07:34 AM   #2
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VNC doesn't pay any attention to what graphic environment you usually use, and by default it uses twm, which is a horrible environment. To change it, you need to open your ~/.vnc/xstartup file in a text editor. Find the line that has twm & on it and either delete it or comment it out. Then add the gnome startup command (be sure to add the & after it) and save. When you start vncserver the next time, it should be using Gnome.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 03:32 PM   #3
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Thanks Hangdog42,

all good

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Old 10-16-2003, 10:43 AM   #4
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Hi, all...I have a problem which may consider stupid, but i feel unsecure about this one and i hope you can explain to me.

when I try to change the password on winvnc(server), and then after that i open the server again, it is still the old password that appear, the password did not change.

What i am trying to ask here is:

How to change the password?

I am using windows XP service pack 1.

if I can change the password, maybe I will try to install it to my Red Hat 9, otherwise I wont feel secure with this winVNC.

Hope you can help me with this stupid question, greatly appreciate it , Thanks
 
Old 10-16-2003, 12:40 PM   #5
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I don't know about windows, but at least on Linux, there is a vncpasswd command that lets you change it. If that isn't working in windows, I suppose you could find the file that stores the password and delete it.

By the way, it is kind of poor form to hijack a thread with your own question, particularly since your question is not really related to the one in the original post. You stand a much better chance of getting an answer if you post your own thread.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:40 PM   #6
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I,m running XP with Realvnc 3.3.7 and have no problems changing the password.

you could try running settings from the XP command line
cd to vnc server dir and run winvnc.exe -settings

if you still have a problem I would say you need to do the old Microsoft fix - reinstall vnc


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Old 11-11-2003, 03:56 PM   #7
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Guys, i need some help running vnc....How do you run vnc on RH9? where do i go to execute this command?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 04:19 PM   #8
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cd to the dir that the vncserver program is in and run it.

./vncserver

will tell you "New 'X' desktop is servername:1" to connect to

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