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Old 07-04-2007, 08:13 AM   #1
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Install VNC On RedHat 9 Problems.....


Hello,

I recently installed VNC on my redhat server, When I
went to run it... it gave this output....

# vncserver
"vncserver: couldn't find "xauth" on your PATH."

So I went to search for it:

#locate xauth
/var/cache/yum/updates/headers/XFree86-xauth-0-4.3.0-2.90.55.i386.hdr
/var/cache/yum/updates/headers/XFree86-xauth-0-4.3.0-2.90.60.legacy.i386.hdr
/var/cache/yum/updates/headers/XFree86-xauth-0-4.3.0-2.90.61.legacy.i386.hdr
/usr/share/doc/pam-0.75/txts/README.pam_xauth
/usr/share/man/man8/pam_xauth.8.gz
/lib/security/pam_xauth.so


Anyone got any idea on how to fix this?

 
Old 07-04-2007, 08:24 AM   #2
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xauth is part of XFree86 on a system that old... do you now have X installed?
 
Old 07-04-2007, 08:27 AM   #3
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Urmm I dont know, How could I check?
 
Old 07-04-2007, 08:30 AM   #4
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rpm -qa | grep -i XFree86

should do it. but you are aware that rh9 is 4 years obsolete now?
 
Old 07-04-2007, 08:36 AM   #5
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# rpm -qa | grep -i XFree86
XFree86-libs-data-4.3.0-2.90.61.legacy
XFree86-font-utils-4.3.0-2.90.61.legacy
XFree86-Mesa-libGLU-4.3.0-2.90.61.legacy
XFree86-libs-4.3.0-2.90.61.legacy
XFree86-Mesa-libGL-4.3.0-2.90.61.legacy
XFree86-xfs-4.3.0-2.90.61.legacy
XFree86-truetype-fonts-4.3.0-2.90.61.legacy


That is the output... and yeah I was aware it been renamed to fedora,
But when I bought it, It came already installed unfortunatly I don't think
it would be cheap to update.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 09:21 AM   #6
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How do I go about sorting this X problem out?
I have searched forums and google for hours and no luck...
 
Old 07-04-2007, 09:30 AM   #7
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cheap? shouldn't cost a penyy if you don't use redhat, fedora or centos are free...

anyway... get the xauth package here... http://mirror.secuidc.com/redhat/9/u...-testing/i386/ (thanks to a 3 second google)
 
Old 07-04-2007, 10:58 AM   #8
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Hmmm thanks for the link it seems to be a little better its just throwing this into the VNC log and not starting:


./xstartup: line 3: xrdb: command not found
./xstartup: line 4: xsetroot: command not found
./xstartup: line 5: xterm: command not found
./xstartup: line 6: twm: command not found


Does that mean gnome is not installed?
 
Old 07-04-2007, 08:37 PM   #9
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If you have the luxury of being down for a day or so for install and configuration I highly suggest CentOS. It is a clone of Red Hat built from their freely available source codes. As far as I can tell it is the same as Red Hat and the current version is the same as RHEL 5. I have been using version 4.5 for almost a year now and I have had no problems with it. VNC works out of the box. I highly recommend it as long as you have no need for commercial support.

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