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Old 10-03-2004, 09:27 AM   #1
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Question RedHat 9 VNCServer

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Installed RedHat 9 on a spare pc last night... Going through the processes os setting it up as a caching proxy server and remote pc when away.... I plan on tunnelling VNC over SSH from the office....

I have managed the following setup on Suse 9 but that OS didnt support large files so I have moved to Redhat 9....

SSH is working but VNC will only work if I ssh to the server and run vncserver from the command prompt. I would prefer to auto start VNCServer upon reboot. Any pointers would be appreciated....
Old 10-19-2004, 02:24 PM   #2
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As with running any service on startup in Redhat it's very simple.

vncserver is /etc/rc.d/init.d/vncserver

To start it automatically when booting, and to stop it automatically (on shutdown)
As root type:

ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/vncserver /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S99vncserver
ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/vncserver /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/K01vncserver
Old 10-19-2004, 02:47 PM   #3
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Could you please explain what is meant by SuSe not supporting large files? That must be a different SuSE Linux than I know and use. My second question is what does large file support have to do with VNC? I do not understand the corelation. I have VNC running and usable on my Debian, Red Hat, SuSE, Gentoo, and Windoze boxes. They can all capture each oterh's desktops just fine. Maybe I am misunderstanding your statements.
Old 10-19-2004, 02:52 PM   #4
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Large files & vnc are mpt related at all. My original post thats now been answered by the previous poster "thankyou!" was how can I get the vncserver to auto start upon bootup.....

The large files problem i have is related the file systems used when I setup the two servers. I have now figured out the problem. Suse was setup on my server using the Reiser filesystem. For some reason, if I try to copy files larger that 3 or 4gb from my MAC, it bitches and stops but using EXT2 on my Redhat setup, this was not a problem...

Old 10-19-2004, 06:53 PM   #5
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OK, I gotchya now, I was reading into vnc being a problem. Ironically, reiser allows much bigger files, bigger file systems, and also more files to be created than the other file system types. A lot deals with the version of reiserfs you have, but has some great info on how all the different file systems work.

I know on a ext3 file system, where I am allowed typically say 1,000,000 million files, with reiser I can make over 1.5 billion.


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