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Old 04-04-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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VNC server won't start


I'm using CentOS and I tried to setup VNC server to start. In the /etc/sysconfig/vncservers file I have this line

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VNCSERVERS="1:root"
But when booting, the startup line says

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Starting VNC server: 1:root               [FAILED}

I have checked everything that I know to but I can't figure out why it is failing, any ideas?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 04:22 PM   #2
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Can you start it manually?

If so, have you thought about building a start script? Anything you can do from the command line, you can do on a script.

If you can't start it manually then you have a problem with your VNC setup and need to fix that first.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 04:23 PM   #3
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I can't start it manually. I get failed there as well. What now?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 04:29 PM   #4
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Look at your error logs. They should point you in to something that needs to be tweaked in order for it to work.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 04:35 PM   #5
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All it says is that it failed. I was looking in /var/log/messages. Isn't this where it would be?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 04:40 PM   #6
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You'd have to post part of your log in order for me to help debug that.
I don't use VNC myself, so I am uncertain if there is a seperate log that it creates, but most programs write to the messages file. That is usually a safe bet to say error would show up there.

Some programs allow for debugging or verbose mode. Those messages can be very helpful for fixing problems as well. Might want to check if that's possible.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 05:15 PM   #7
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I just downloaded the newest version from real VNCs site and it isn't allowing me to install vncserver as a service. I need help.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 05:57 PM   #8
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I finally got it to allow me to connect, but how to I keep it from asking me for a password??
 
  


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