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Old 02-22-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
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only root users can access vnc server

I can only access the linux vnc server as root. if I log in as david
and run vncserver :1 or vncserver :2 I see this:

xauth: timeout in locking authority file /root/.Xauthority
xauth: timeout in locking authority file /root/.Xauthority

New'X' desktop is Redhat:1

No matter what i do i can only access it as root .
Any Ideas? Whats the proper procusere for adding users? I saw something about changing permision on a file in the /tmp/vnc directory but no help.
Old 05-01-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
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adding users can be done with the /usr/bin/redhat-config-users GUI tool or with

useradd david
passwd david


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