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Old 07-30-2004, 06:57 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: N. Kentucky
Distribution: Fedora 13 and Fedora 14
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Connecting to Fedora Core with RealVNC

I have a linux box running Fedora Core with VNC 4 installed.

When it boots it stops a the blue login screen and that is where I need to be able to run VNC from.
VNC Server seems to be running ok, I don't get errors from that end, but when I try to view it from an other location I get
"VNC Viewer : Error"
"Unable to connect to host: Connection refused (10061)".

Can anyone tell me what this error message means and what I can do to correct it?

What files do I need to post to help with the diagnosis?

R. Ridler

Last edited by rridler; 07-30-2004 at 06:59 PM.
Old 07-30-2004, 10:08 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: N. Kentucky
Distribution: Fedora 13 and Fedora 14
Posts: 46

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I found an answer to my problem.

It turned out that my firewall was blocking me.
I opened up the ports needed, and it let me connect.

I found the answer in a link provided in a post under "vncserver"

Here is a copy of the message that helped me.


Connection Refused indicates that the host computer was contactable, but was
not accepting connections via VNC. This could be because VNC Server was not
running, or because it was running on a different port number to the
expected one. It could also be because a firewall is in place that rejects
TCP connections explicitly, although that is unlikely.


In my case it was the firewall that was causing my problem.

Thanks for the post.
R. Ridler

Last edited by rridler; 07-30-2004 at 10:27 PM.


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