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Old 04-21-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2009
Distribution: Linux version 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 (mockbuild@) (gcc version 4.3.0 20080428 (Red Hat 4.3.0-8) (GCC) )
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realvnc server installed on fed9 attempting to connect to server from windows desktop

Hello, I have just completed installing vncserver (realvnc)on my linux server (fedora 9):-D

[naloi@nagios ~]$ vncserver :1

New ' (naloi)' desktop is

Starting applications specified in /home/naloi/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /home/naloi/.vnc/

what I am attempting to do is connect to the server from my windows desktop using the vncviewer...but when i attempt to make a connection I get a connection refused error I am simply inputing my ip address to the server into the connection window, I also tried ip followed by port address but that didn't work either...I also tried the viewer did not require any configuration so I am not sure why it doesn't ask me for a port

my error is connection timed out (10060) anybody have any ideas on where to look or what to do?

Last edited by nataloi; 04-21-2009 at 09:21 AM. Reason: smiley face in wrong position
Old 04-21-2009, 09:31 AM   #2
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the :1 is the desktop, you can have multiple vnc desktops running and connect to :2 and so on.

try netstat -anp | grep vnc to see what port it's on.

try to connect via ip address.


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