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Old 01-18-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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As a newbie, this will hopefully be an easy one...
-I downloaded vnc and unzipped the contents to /etc/vnc. When launching vncserver, I am prompted to associate it with a program. I understand that it is a Perl script, so I confirmed that Perl is installed by noting it as "installed" under Suse's Install/Remove Software window. What else could I be missing? Thanks for any help...
Old 01-19-2003, 12:01 AM   #2
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are you clicking into the this program from a gui?
try running it from the terminal window.
Old 01-19-2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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Running it from the terminal window worked! Thanks.

As a additional note, I ran vncserver on the Linux box and connected to it from a Win2k box. The "look" of the remote session was limiting. I thought I might see the complete Linux desktop. Instead, I saw only the Konsole window. I had "some" better luck reversing the roles; Win2k running the server portion of VNC and Linux running the vncviewer. But, I did notice enough hesitations when pulling down menus in the vncviewer window and typing lags when entering data that I'm probably not going to use VNC in the future. Do you have any software recommendations?

Basically, I've got one keyboard, mouse, and monitor that I am tired of switching back and forth between boxes.

Niknah, thanks for the quick tip earlier... any further advice would be appreciated.
Old 01-19-2003, 07:02 PM   #4
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by default vnc is going to use the twm gui

i changed mine to use KDE, you will need to specify this in ~/.vnc/xstartup

here is mine

# Red Hat Linux VNC session startup script
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
startkde &
so the bottom line tells vnc what wm to use, lets say u wanted gome then it would read

gnome-session &

hope that helps

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