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Old 11-29-2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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vncserver: couldn't find "xauth" on your PATH.


Code:
root@linuxbox:~# /etc/rc.d/rc.vncserver
vncserver: couldn't find "xauth" on your PATH.

root@linuxbox:~# whereis xauth
xauth: /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth /usr/bin/X11/xauth /usr/X11/bin/xauth /usr/X11/man/man1/xauth.1x.gz
Ok so made some change to the rc.vncserver
Code:
root@linuxbox:~# more /etc/rc.d/rc.vncserver
#!/bin/sh
PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11/bin && export PATH
/bin/su username -c "/usr/local/bin/vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768"

root@linuxbox:~# /etc/rc.d/rc.vncserver
vncserver: couldn't find "xauth" on your PATH.
what path is it asking for?

Last edited by ziggie216; 11-29-2005 at 04:18 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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It should be better change the PATH in /etc/profile (this affects all users), or in ~/.bashrc for a specific user.
Or in your script first run "su username", then define the new PATH and last run your command.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 11:34 AM   #3
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Re: vncserver: couldn't find "xauth" on your PATH.

Quote:
Originally posted by ziggie216
Code:
root@linuxbox:~# /etc/rc.d/rc.vncserver
vncserver: couldn't find "xauth" on your PATH.

root@linuxbox:~# whereis xauth
xauth: /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth /usr/bin/X11/xauth /usr/X11/bin/xauth /usr/X11/man/man1/xauth.1x.gz
Ok so made some change to the rc.vncserver
Code:
root@linuxbox:~# more /etc/rc.d/rc.vncserver
#!/bin/sh
PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11/bin && export PATH
/bin/su username -c "/usr/local/bin/vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768"

root@linuxbox:~# /etc/rc.d/rc.vncserver
vncserver: couldn't find "xauth" on your PATH.
what path is it asking for?
~/home/{user}/.vnc/*.*

Did you try first typing in vncserver and entering your password? Each users must initialize a server with a password before they can request a login. This is done only once per user. The server generates the xauth following this. Sounds as if this wasn't done.

Last edited by dolvmin; 11-30-2005 at 11:37 AM.
 
  


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