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Old 02-18-2004, 05:17 PM   #1
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Location: Århus, Denmark
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
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Smile Not able to connect to VNC

Just installed Mandrake 9.2. The purpose of this was that I needed a server on the network.

Everything is still pretty much "out of the box". I started with doing all updates and installing the network. On eth0 i have an ADSL-router and on eth1 i have my network switch to wich I have connected a winXP computer.

On eth0 i get DHCP assigned ip from the ADSL router (192.168.1.x ip's).
On eth1 i have chosen to use 192.168.2.x just not to get things mixed up.

I set eth1 to static and the winxp comp to
With this config VNC is working just fine.

Then i run the DrajGw to set up share internet connection.
After this I am no loger able to connect via VNC or even ping the linux box. The DHCP does not assign ip's to the xp box, but the routing works just perfekt (if I manually sets the gateway to

So my problem is that it seems that I can't both have the sharing of the internet connection and be able to run VNC at the same time.

I am really new to linux, but is pretty experienced with windows.
What should I try to correct this problem?

Old 02-19-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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I dont know how to fix your problem, but i am using redhat 9, i connect to the internet via my girlfriends laptop which runs xp and i use VNC to mess about on her laptop whilst being on the net. so i know xp and linux can share the internet connection and run vnc.

I tested it and it works both ways i can see my machine from hers'

are you sure nothing with the IP's are changing when you connect to the net?

Old 02-24-2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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I installed webmin ( and alle the configurations was done in no time. In fact the DrajGw did change the firewall configurations to block those ports (VNC, port:5900). I could recommend to all newbies to get the webmin administration utility/webadministration-interface.



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