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Old 02-19-2009, 12:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help needed setting up remote desktop or VNC

Linux newbie here - I am building a music server and chose puppy over Windows 2000 (powers my current server). I used a small ECS industrial mobo with an on-board compact flash socket and loaded puppy from an iso image. It installed easily and recognized my wireless card, the on-board video, etc. So far so good. I want to place this unit next to my stereo system as a headless server, so will need VNC or remote desktop access to control it (my current server uses VNC). I downloaded VNC server but it fails on startup. I started to download some of the remote desktop modules but would like any assistance available before proceeding. Love the performance of this system with 512kb memory and a Pentium 600 CPU! TIA, --Mike
Old 02-19-2009, 07:05 AM   #2
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AFIK there is no remote desktop (MSRDP 3389) based servers available for linux. But VNC server must be able to start happily if X libraries are installed. The vncserver program must be giving a log on the startup. Inspecting the log must be giving you a clue on what is happening.
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Thanks for the response. I ran the vncserver command interactively and received the following messages:
vncserver -geometry 800x600 -depth 16
Xvnc: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> I'm missing a library - where can I find it and where does it go?
/root/.vnc/xstartup: line 5: xsetroot: command not found
>...message repeats for line 6 - I'm missing xsetroot
Display :1 listening on TCP port 5901
>...looks like it's starting up...
# error: could not open display
> dice...
(ROX-Filer:8194): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :1
>...that's it
Next steps? TIA, --Mike
Old 02-19-2009, 11:08 PM   #4
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I did some more searching on this forum and found the x11vncserver, installed it, and I'm on the air! Thanks!


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