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Old 03-10-2010, 08:43 AM   #1
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CentOS 5.3 VPS and RealVNC

Hi there,

I have recently tried to install RealVNC onto the CentOS 5.3 VPS that I own.
Unlucky for me, this happened to be a big fail.
I got this error produced in the errorlog from RealVNC:

Xvnc Free Edition 4.1.2
Copyright (C) 2002-2005 RealVNC Ltd.
See for information on VNC.
Underlying X server release 70101000, The X.Org Foundation

Wed Mar 10 13:21:58 2010
 vncext:      VNC extension running!
 vncext:      Listening for VNC connections on port 5901
 vncext:      Listening for HTTP connections on port 5801
 vncext:      created VNC server for screen 0
error opening security policy file /usr/lib64/xserver/SecurityPolicy
Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
XIO:  fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":1.0"
      after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
xsetroot:  unable to open display ':1'
/root/.vnc/xstartup: line 5: xterm: command not found

(gnome-session:24005): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
Can someone help me out of this? I followed the tutorial here:
The install was pointed towards the GNOME Interface.

Furthermore, instead of
yum -y groupinstall gnome
I used
yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment" which did work out for me.
Before I have ran the install, the entire VPS got updated by the yum update command.
How do I resolve this error so that the VNC will work as I would like to install a few applications on there that need to be controlled through a mouspointer.

Thanks in advance.
Old 03-11-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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Have you considered using XDMCP or even X over SSH?


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