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Old 01-12-2004, 10:51 PM   #1
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tightVNC set-up with Fedora and WinXP pro..


Okay I installed TightVNC on both my PC and Linux Boxes.. I tried setting it up, but when I run 'Xvnc' here is what I get..

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[sanness@localhost sanness]$ Xvnc

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.
I guess getting that fixed is the first step..

Could someone please help?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 06:43 AM   #2
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What happens if you remove the file and start vncserver again? If
you can't get it to run, give vnc a try instead. BTW I had problems with
tightvnc on my SuSE 9.0 too. I installed vnc then, which didn't work
with the standard installation procedure, as it couldn't replace Xvnc.
After I did this manually, everything worked just fine.

HTH
 
Old 01-13-2004, 07:53 AM   #3
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I am at school right now, I will work on that when I get home. If I don't get it working its no big deal, I was just looking around for software and found tightVNC..
 
Old 01-13-2004, 10:20 PM   #4
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I start mine like this..


vncserver
 
Old 01-14-2004, 12:45 PM   #5
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i do that and I get the same error..
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:31 PM   #6
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Normally it will take the next available display. You can try like this...


vncserver :1
 
Old 01-15-2004, 05:10 PM   #7
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Okay, so I can get desktop to connect to my laptop, but not vise-versa... the laptop that I want to use to connect to the desktop runs Windows XP..
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:50 PM   #8
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when you run vncviewer on XP you need to give the port that the server is using.

like this


192.168.0.1:5901
 
Old 01-16-2004, 07:26 AM   #9
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The XP machine just froze up, I tried XXX.XXX.X.XX:5900 and it had a connection error.. before I could try XXX.XXX.X.XXX:0 it froze
 
Old 01-16-2004, 11:08 AM   #10
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don't put the full port number in just the instance on the server.

if you satarted vnc with
vncserver :1

then connect with xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1

This has always worked for me.



PS I have found that tight VNC runs a little hinky on XP try the real VNC viewer.
it will connect to a tight VNC server just fine they are compatible.

Last edited by bowbender; 01-16-2004 at 11:10 AM.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 09:08 PM   #11
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I seem to be have the same problem in RealVNC..
 
Old 01-16-2004, 09:35 PM   #12
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I use ssh to forward the port to my windows machine on a local port and then connect to localhostort

you may try that.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 10:57 PM   #13
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I have no idea how to do that...
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:42 PM   #14
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It's all explained on the vnc site as securing vnc with ssh.

Any specific questions on it?
 
Old 01-29-2004, 09:30 PM   #15
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I will check that out when I get back with that project.. I have moved on with other things, mostly for school, and I am looking of for a laptop.. so as you can see I will be busy for awhile

Thanks for all your help...
 
  


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