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Old 12-22-2001, 08:33 PM   #1
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VNC Server Issue


Could someone decipher this error message for me?

"vncserver: couldn't find "Xvnc" on your PATH"

I got this message when trying to run the server for the first time.
Thanks for any help.
 
Old 12-23-2001, 03:44 AM   #2
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It means the system can't find something where it should be. The PATH statement sums up all the dirs the system looks for this file do
"echo $PATH" and you'll see. If you've run "(s)locate" you can do "whereis Xvnc" and see where it is. Else try "find / -name Xnvc -print", and move the file into a dir mentioned in the PATH statement.
 
Old 12-23-2001, 07:58 AM   #3
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Cool, thanks alot, I get it to work. The Xvnc program wasn't installed in the folder specified by the PATH.
 
Old 04-26-2003, 06:39 PM   #4
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PATH?

By "path" what do you mean? I am getting the same message when trying to run the startup script for the service. I have installed vnc in the /root/.vnc directory, and have been able to use the vncviewer from my windows machine, I just want to load it on the linux machine at startup. Thank for any help you can give!
 
Old 04-27-2003, 04:19 AM   #5
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please don't drag up old threads, it can get very confusing....

anyway, why have you installed it to there? that would be were the configuration files fro root go, not the program itself. the path is a list of directories to look in for programs, to run it on startup you would need that directory to be on your system path, which is pretty bad idea. you'd do much better to reinstall it globally.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 11:42 AM   #6
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Sorry

I am new to this whole thing and didn't mean to re-open an old thread. I am pretty darn new to Linux also, and I am not quite sure what you mean by "better to install globally". How do I do this? Sorry for sounding like such a simpleton.
 
  


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