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Old 12-21-2004, 08:32 PM   #1
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VNCSERVER Error message


Hello,

I have mandrake 10.1. When I try to start VNCserver over SSH, here is what I get:

"# vncserver
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "Linux:8" in "add" command

New 'X' desktop is Linux:8

Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /root/.vnc/Linux:8.log"

Therefore I can not run the vncserver and as a result I can not ru VNCServer over SSH.

Am I doing something wrong ? What should I do?

Thanks
 
Old 12-21-2004, 10:03 PM   #2
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looks to me like it started fine.

You received a newdesktop named :8

You are probably getting the error because of the xhost authentication. Maybe try issuing xhost + before you try starting the next server occurance.

If you want vnc to be secure, you will probably want to do a little port forwarding with ssh.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 10:42 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply!!

Well, yes, but it shows the error:

"xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "Linux:8" in "add" command"

I don't know what this means.

Thanks
 
Old 12-22-2004, 06:50 AM   #4
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It sounds to me like you have 8 instances of the vncserver running now (unless you've killed off those other 7).

Did you try issuing xhost + on the server side before starting the vncserver?
 
Old 12-22-2004, 03:01 PM   #5
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Hello!

Thanks for the tip! No I had not tried it! I will do it!

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