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Old 04-16-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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Vnc only works linux to windows not windows to linux

I have two machines, one is running windows xp and the other running knoppix. I've downloaded and installed vnc on both computers, and I can access windows from the knoppix machine, but not the other way around. Most recently I've tried pinging the knoppix machine from the windows machine but I get a "request timed out" message. When I try and use the vnc viewer from windows I get a "unable to connect to host: Connection timed out (10060)"

I'm also a total newb. I just read a tutorial on the basics of using bash today, so that's about the extent of my knowledge.
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You most likely need to start the VNC Server on the Linux host in order to connect to it.
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I've tried starting the vnc server in this way:

% ./vncserver

and I get this back:

vncserver: couldn't find "Xvnc" on your PATH

Currently I'm trying to run the server from home/bdayton/vnc but I've also tried running it from usr/local/bin where vncinstall put it, although I had to create a bin directory to do this. I've tried to run the server from usr/local/bin/vnc and got the same message.

BTW I just tried pinging the windows computer from the knoppix computer and it works fine.

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