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Old 03-04-2004, 10:04 PM   #1
NssOne
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RH9 + Xvnc services: need help getting it to go upon boot.


I can't figure out how to run RH9's Xvnc service so it'll boot up on my user account's system bootup sequence. I go to System Settings -> Server Settings -> Services. vncserver is checked. It says Xvnc is stopped. I try to hit start or restart, prompt says: 'vncserver start successful', but it still says in the status window 'Xvnc stopped'. I may have gotten this to work with the root account, but can't remember how. I'm typing this post on the user account so I can't just re-log and find out right away. When I do, I will amend this post with such information.

This is rather key to me as this system will not have a monitor or keyboard/mouse hooked up to it soon. Thank you for your help.

EDIT: Nope, no luck on the root account either. I swore I had it working before, but can't understand the problem now....

Last edited by NssOne; 03-04-2004 at 10:51 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 02:08 PM   #2
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If you're using the supplied RH packages the way to get a VNC desktop for your account on bootup is to edit /etc/sysconfig/vncservers, adding a line like this:

VNCSERVERS="4:nssone"

This will initialise a desktop for you on X display 4/port 5904.

You will also have to run vncpasswd on the command prompt to set a password for this desktop before rebooting, or VNC will refuse to start.

If you're still stuck, I wrote up some notes on configuring VNC here:

http://www.se.clara.net/notes/vnc-unix.htm
 
  


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