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Old 03-18-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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vncviewer window freezes

I have vncserver installed on a Fedora 8 machine on a DMZ with the appropriate ports opened on the local Firewall as well as the network firewall protecting the DMZ.

I also have vncviewer installed on a remote Fedora 8 Desktop and I am trying to connect to the server with vncviewer.

When I type in the necessary info for the vncviewer command:


I then receive the vnc authentication screen. The "Username" textbox is grayed out but the "password" textbox isn't.

This login window also seems to be frozen. I can't place the blinking cursor within the password textbox at all.

Has anyone seen this phenomena?
Old 03-18-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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I don't have a real obvious answer here other than you don't have to do that. You can use X11 forwarding for graphically controlling another Linux X session. Other than that, if you feel you need to use VNC for whatever reason I would check the settings on the vncviewer computer to ensure no credentials are already setup in .vnc or similar file. Also the server running vncserver must be setup to authenticate properly, this sounds a lot like your problem.

Good luck!



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