Originally Posted by freethepc
I am trying to set up a vpn session via an openvpn tunnel.
All the involved computers can ping each other, so the VPN seems to be working. Clients can ping vpn server, and clients can ping each other.
I am using xtightvncviewer on Debian Lenny as the client, and Vino on Debian lenny as the vncserver.
When I try to connect through vpn, I get a blank white screen. It sits there for a little while, and then times out.
I see messages indicating that there is a basic connection, but then
xtightvncviewer: read: Connection reset by peer
go to synaptic package manager and install tightvnc server
go to terminal and type sudo tightvncserver
this will give you a prompt to enter an eight max length password.
and then it will give you the address of the server..
something : 1
on your windows boxen, download tightvnc viewer dot exe. zip.
it runs as a standalone
run it and put in the ip address of your server, with the :1
you'll get a password prompt.
this should bring up gnome!
if it doesnt, go to your terminal and type sudo gedit ~/.vnc/xstartup
this will bring up the vnc startup file.
add gnome-sesson & to the bottom, and comment out xfce &
# xfce &
(it did with me, i'm here because i managed to screw it up by trying to ditch the root option).
if you have issues typing text, go back to your linux box, back to the terminal and type sudo gconftool --set /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/layouts --type List --list-type String [aa]
should get you vncing.