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Old 11-12-2003, 04:37 PM   #1
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Using Tight VNC

Hello, i am using tight vnc from a Windows xp computer. I put in my ip address and port #, when i hit ok it goes throught but i see nothing. RH9 Box is running vncserver....
Old 11-12-2003, 04:40 PM   #2
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you "see nothing" does this mean you just get a grey screen? well you've just not finished setting it up correclty, check the docs for details of the .xstartup file.
Old 11-13-2003, 09:04 AM   #3
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I start vncviewer and put in the ip of the linux box. I am using port 111, when i hit ok, it goes away with no box of any kind telling me that i connected. I am very GREEN on RH9..I made sure that vncserver is running by going to services, it says it is running...
Old 11-13-2003, 02:30 PM   #4
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VNC usually runs on port 5800+ and 5900+. The 5800+ ports are the java applet ports where your webbrowser will download the class files it needs to run a vnc java client and it will then connect to 5900+ port. The + indicates it could be 5801, 5802, etc. same with 5900+.

VNCserver will run on 5900 by default so trying to go to port 111 will not work. Try connecting to the ip:0 (0 indicates the 590(0) port) if you did ip:1 it would try to connect to 5901. What you should see is a password prompt. If the box goes away and that's it, it's probably connecting to something, but waiting to get a reply and it's just not getting one. It should timeout after a while.

Try your webbrowser on port 5800. http://ip-of-vncserver:5800/ and see what happens.
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Guys, thank you for all your help....I ran vncserver: 5900, and it set the port and worked....What a dummy i am....thanks, all of you....


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