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Old 04-22-2009, 09:35 AM   #1
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any vncserver experts out there?

any vncserver experts out there? I am trying to get this thing to run - now when I execute my vncserver I am excuting from ssh session and NOT directly from the server - is this the problem? (see errors in log file below)

[naloi@nagios bin]$ ./vncserver :1

New ' (naloi)' desktop is

Starting applications specified in /home/naloi/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /home/naloi/.vnc/

[naloi@nagios bin]$ ps -ef | grep vncserver
naloi 15861 8261 0 10:25 pts/0 00:00:00 grep vncserver

[naloi@nagios .vnc]$ more
_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

Xvnc Free Edition 4.1.3
Copyright (C) 2002-2008 RealVNC Ltd.
See for information on VNC.
Underlying X server release 10502000,

Wed Apr 22 10:25:10 2009
vncext: VNC extension running!
vncext: Listening for VNC connections on port 5901
vncext: created VNC server for screen 0
(EE) AIGLX error: dlopen of /usr/lib/dri/ failed (/usr/lib/dri/swra cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
(EE) GLX: could not load software renderer
expected keysym, got XF86Info: line 914 of inet
Started none
** Message: another SSH agent is running at: /tmp/ssh-xPqeG15677/agent.15677
Window manager warning: Failed to read saved session file /home/naloi/.metacity/
sessions/ Failed to open file '/home/naloi/.metacity/sessions/defaul': No such file or directory

** (nautilus:15719): WARNING **: Can not calculate _NET_NUMBER_OF_DESKTOPS

** (nautilus:15719): WARNING **: Can not calculate _NET_NUMBER_OF_DESKTOPS

** (nautilus:15719): WARNING **: Can not get _NET_WORKAREA

** (nautilus:15719): WARNING **: Can not determine workarea, guessing at layout

** (nautilus:15719): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Not supported
Failure: Module initalization failed

** (nm-applet:15800): WARNING **: <WARN> applet_dbus_manager_start_service(): C
ould not acquire the NetworkManagerUserSettings service as it is already taken.
Return: 3

(nm-applet:15800): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJ
ECT (object)' failed
could not attach to desktop process

** (gnome-panel:15715): WARNING **: panel-applet-frame.c:1285: failed to load ap
plet OAFIID:TomboyApplet:
System exception: IDL:Bonobo/GeneralError:1.0 : Child process did not give an er
ror message, unknown failure occurred
[naloi@nagios .vnc]$

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Old 04-22-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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its working!

so after looking at that log...I just searched for locations of vncserver and found two - in usr/bin and etc/rc.d/init.d - saw it was running as a service in init.d and could telnet to port, tried running viewer from my windows desktop and make the connection and everything is working perfectly...for what it's worth you cannot grep for this process...not sure why...

[naloi@nagios .vnc]$ ps -ef | grep vncserver
naloi 17821 8261 0 11:02 pts/0 00:00:00 grep vncserver
[naloi@nagios .vnc]$ su

[root@nagios .vnc]# ps -ef | grep vncserver
root 17915 17877 0 11:03 pts/0 00:00:00 grep vncserver
[root@nagios .vnc]#

[root@nagios /]# find . -name vncserver

[root@nagios /]# cd /etc/rc.d/init.d
[root@nagios init.d]# ./vncserver -kill :1
Usage: ./vncserver {start|stop|restart|try-restart|status|force-reload}
[root@nagios init.d]# service vncserver start
Starting VNC server: 1:naloi A VNC server is already running as :1
[root@nagios init.d]# service vncserver status
Xvnc (pid 15503) is running...
[root@nagios init.d]#
[naloi@nagios .vnc]$ telnet localhost 5901
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
RFB 003.008
Connection closed by foreign host.
[naloi@nagios .vnc]$
Old 04-22-2009, 10:24 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by nataloi View Post
for what it's worth you cannot grep for this process...not sure why...
vncserver is a wrapper script which calls Xvnc; if you grep for that, it'll come up.

To see the wrapper script:
less $(which vncserver)


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