[root@localhost Desktop]# vncviewer 192.168.0.11:2
vncviewer not viewing kde display
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Hi folks, on my red hat 7.2 (192.168.0.112) i have vncserver running on display 8 (not sure if this is right, but i assumed so because when i do ctrl+F8 i come to my kde graphical display). on my fedora core 4 (192.168.0.111) i didn't have vncviewer so i installed the newest version from tightvnc.com, tightvnc-1.2.9-1.i386.rpm.
i don't know what kind of vncserver is running on the red hat machine.
when i run from fedora:
i come to this wierd display that is not the grahpical kde display on the red hat machine, i only get up a gray screen with one black console window. why can't i see my graphical desktop on the red hat machine?
I too have the same situation. I have Fedora Core 4 installed. I installed the VNC Server that's on the install CD. When I run vncviewer on any remove machine, all I get is the console also. I, however, run GNOME instead of KDE. After reading the above, I too would need to know how to check for x11vnc.
Originally posted by nickleus i installed x11vnc on the client (FC4) and it didn't help. i still get the same wierd window with one black floating console window. how do i check the server to see if the vncserver is indeed x11vnc?
Checking the names of the running processes?
ps -A aux | grep -i vnc
Plus you'll have to start the x11vncserver from the running
Please excuse my ignorance but what do you mean by running it from the X11 session?
Do i log into kde then start some kind of X11 window (which one?) and then in that window start x11vncserver <-- and is the script name x11vncserver or is it just vncserver? Thanks so much for helping me on this, i really want to get it to work
btw, i ran that ps command and i saw that it said Xvnc, so i'm guessing then that x11vncserver is running...?
Here is what I've done to be able to see the CDE session of my Solaris box.
I edit the ~/.vnc/xstartup and add a "Xsession&".
So I guess to be able to use KDE you have to edit that file and add "startkde" or something like that.
bathory, so let me start from the beginning. i start up my server, i'm in console 1, i log in, i edit the ~/.vnc/xstartup by putting in the following:
save the file. and then run xstartup instead of the normal startx? and then when i get into kde i run vncserver? then go to my client and run vncviewer?
does that sound right? thanks again for everybody's patience and help
thank you very much bathory! i can see the kde desktop, but it is a completely new session so the windows i have open on my server don't show. how do i actually see through vnc what i can physically see on my server as if i was standing right there?
thanks so much bathory! you rule =) apparently i hadn't installed x11vnc so i went to that page you gave me, followed the download link, clicked on the recommended link, was redirected to sourceforge.net, i downloaded x11vnc-0.7.2.tar.gz, "./configure"-ed it, "make"-ed it, "make install"-ed it, then ran:
(you have to use -forever if you don't want x11vnc to close after a viewer closes its connection)
it set the display to 0 as default. on my client i ran the following on the command line: