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Old 08-23-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
wmasry
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Cannot connect using VNC , error "error opening security policy file /usr/X11R6/lib/"


Dears ,

Kindly note that while connecting to one of my servers using VNC client "TightVNC" , An error message appears after typing the password saying "Authentication failure" , when checking the sessions logs under /root/.vnc/"Servername":1.log , i found the below.


Xvnc version 4.0 - built Feb 21 2008 11:36:15
Underlying X server release 60801000, The X.Org Foundation


Mon Aug 23 14:39:24 2010
vncext: VNC extension running!
vncext: Listening for VNC connections on port 5902
vncext: Listening for HTTP connections on port 5802
vncext: created VNC server for screen 0
error opening security policy file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!

so , can you please help.

Best regards,
Wael ElMasry

Last edited by wmasry; 08-23-2010 at 09:44 AM.
 
Old 08-24-2010, 02:49 AM   #2
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Have you tried disabling SELinux? If not then edit your /etc/selinux/config file to include the line "SELINUX=disabled". You might have to comment out the line "SELINUX=permissive" or "SELINUX=enforcing". Then reboot. Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-24-2010, 04:22 AM   #3
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selinux is already disabled
 
Old 08-24-2010, 08:18 AM   #4
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The only other thing that occurs to me is you might be using the wrong password for the VNC server.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 08:38 PM   #5
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Hello,

Running Ubuntu, I have installed vnc4server.
When I start vncserver, I have the following error messages in ~/.vnc/server:1.log :

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Couldn't open RGB_DB '/etc/X11/rgb'

Xvnc Free Edition 4.1.1
Copyright (C) 2002-2005 RealVNC Ltd.
See http://www.realvnc.com for information on VNC.
Underlying X server release 70000000, The X.Org Foundation


Sun Feb 13 02:01:52 2011
vncext: VNC extension running!
vncext: Listening for VNC connections on port 5901
vncext: created VNC server for screen 0
error opening security policy file /etc/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/TTF/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/OTF, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/CID/, removing from list!
exec: 5: /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: Permission denied
FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.

When I connect to the server using vncviewer, I have a unusable grey desktop.
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NOTES:
- there is no '/etc/X11/xserver/' folder
- there is no 'SecurityPolicy' anywhere in the system
- the full path to '/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc' is readable by anybody

The vncserver is thus not usable.
TIA for your help.

DanBE
 
Old 01-18-2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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I'm having the exact same problem with Linux Mint 12 and unable to find any solution out there. Any help greatly appreciated!
 
  


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