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I've got a machine with mandrake 9.0 that will be running without a monitor or mouse. I want to remote into it with vnc but I don't know how to start vnc during startup. I've added the line /usr/bin/perl vncserver to rc.local but that did jack. I also tried the line /usr/bin/vncserver but that didn't do anything either. /usr/bin is where vncserver, vncpasswd, vncconnect, vncviewer, and Xvnc are so I don't know why it doesn't work. So if anyone could tell me how to set up vnc to start when linux boots up it would very appreciated.
Add what line to my rc script? And how should it look in my rc script? I'm a newb and the rc script has a bunch of coding in it so is it just supposed to be below all of the codeing? /usr/bin/perl vncserver :2?
Distribution: FreeBSD 5.1, Debian 3.0, Damn Small 0.4.2
I'm assuming you have x configured?
Not sure about your distro, but I think it should be very similar. On my BSD machine, the vncserver binary is located in the usr/x11r6/bin. It needs to be able to properly initialize x. So that needs to be configured before getting vnc to work.
Just running vncserver from a command prompt should initialize it.
Simply add that line of code to the rc config line in the /etc directory.
I'm trying to do the same thing as dipper17. I want vncserver to run during startup with a pc that doesn't have a monitor or mouse. I'm also a huge newbie to linux to if you have an answer I need a step by step to understand it. Thanks for all of the advice so far.
Well, I haven't heard of vnc but Webmin is a good remote program. All you need is a browser, preferable with Java-plugin. I always use webmin for all my configuration-needs. The only thing I do from the server is installing rpms.