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Old 05-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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TigerVNC Start Before Logon

Hello All,

Let me start by saying I am very new to linux. ie still reading the linux for dummies book. I am a windows sys admin with 10 years under my belt and a vmware consultant with 7 years under my belt. Saldy it has been mostly GUI work.

I have now been tasked with setting up a linux server that can be remotley controlled though the gui with vnc. I was able to install TigerVNC. I had to learn the hard way that RPMs were designed for partiular builds of linux.

I have altered the /etc/sysconfig/vncservers to the following

VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 1024.768 -depth 16"

I replaced username with a username on the system. Now I can connect when that user is logged in, but I cannot connect when the system is at the logonscreen.

When the sytems is rebooted I get a message
"Starting VNC server: 2:Admin vcserver: geometry 1024X768 is invalid"

Any help is really apreciated!
Old 05-15-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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how can it say that that geometry is invalid when you aren't requesting it? Check that it says "1024x768" in the config.

btw, VNC is awful, and anyone who uses it should be shot. Try NX from instead.
Old 05-15-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Acid - thanks for the reply. Sadly VNC is our standard so I am stuck with it. We have 3 other linux servers that a predacessor of mine have setup and the programers who get into these systems use VCN. They want to have the same tool across the board.

to fix a mis post the config says
VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 1024x768 -depth 16"

When I boot up this message is in the Boot Messages.

Thanks for any assistance.


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