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Old 07-19-2003, 02:00 PM   #1
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xauth - where is it? (VNC)


Hello,

I have a silly question. I was reading the RedHat 8.0 pages looking for things that involved xauth.

I recently purchased a server box which isnt anywhere near me and I would like to put VNC on it. The error I get is: vncserver: couldn't find "xauth" on your PATH.

From what i've read, xauth has something to do with when you start xwindows. Since i've never been in front of the machine and configured it to startx, I'm guessing its not even on there.

I'm not even sure I understand all this completely or the concept of how xauth gets involved. I'm still reading.

I'm trying to install a vncserver so I can do things faster via xwindows... and since the new box is fresh with RedHat 8 on it... I'm thinking the people who installed, didn't even bother with xwindows... is this possible?

I did a search and cant even find xauth on the machine... assuming I did the find correctly.

Can anyone lead me into the right direction?

Thanks
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:04 PM   #2
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Yes it's possible an it's probably right. There are probably no x windows apps on it. What do you need X for?

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Old 07-19-2003, 02:11 PM   #3
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I know it sounds silly but I'd prefer Xwindows to do things faster. I'm not very good by console and would love if I could actually "see" what i'm doing.

Such as... the point and click permissions instead of typing it out the long way...

I know only chmod with numbers, but i dont know how it works for groups.

I suppose I could read up on it. :P
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:19 PM   #4
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I find it easier to see when I use the CLI.

Well if you have root access you could install xwindows remotely and a window manager too.

You only know how to chmod with numbers but not groups? The second number in the chmod string is group
if you "chmod 764 file" then:
user = 7 = rwx
group = 4 = rw
other = 4 = r

If you mean change the group of the file:
chgrp GROUP file
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:38 PM   #5
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oh I can? I figured since i'm not in front of the box physically with a monitor and keyboard, I couldn't install xwindows...

Are there any places to read up on how to do this?

Thanks for the chgrp! another command to add to my notebook hehe!
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:50 PM   #6
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Download the latest version:
http://www.xfree86.org/downloads.html

Read the docs while it downloads:
http://www.xfree86.org/support.html

There is a config guide at the newest section of this site:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=16
 
Old 07-19-2003, 03:00 PM   #7
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that's excellent thank you!
 
  


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