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Old 04-18-2006, 10:49 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 5 VNCServer needs login to start

After upgrading to FC 5, my vncserver doesn't start until I logon with a user and password. I need to use the system with no monitor hooked up, so this isn't sufficient. Before I upgraded, MetaVNC was installed and worked fine. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, but no change. I have the FC 5 Remote Desktop enabled, but again I need to logon for it to start. If I type vncserver at a prompt, the command is not recognized. Any idea on how I can get the VNCServer to start along with this system, so I can connect using the VNCViewer, even before I logon?
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:37 AM   #2
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This is the way the FC5 remote desktop feature works, unfortunately.

It sounds like what you need to do is install the vnc-server package, which you can then start as you describe from the command line:

or you can do the following

chkconfig vncserver on
which will cause it to start up at boot time, which sounds like the sort of thing you want.

Bear in mind though, that using this method you won't be able to remote-control the console display (:0) - when you connect remotely, you'll be connecting to a separate, virtual display running on :1.
Old 04-19-2006, 08:52 AM   #3
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I currently use VNC on FC5 this way. Sometimes when I forget to login before I leave the computer, I can't access it with VNC. But what I can do is login via ssh, change to runlevel 3, startx and a vncserver, then connect via vnc. I constantly get an error over ssh, but the VNC connection seems to work fine.

It would be really helpful if logging in on the computer wasn't necessary.

Also, when I connect to the computer, I get a pop-up confirming the ip and the display (:1), which I have to manually change to :0 to see my desktop.
Old 04-19-2006, 08:59 AM   #4
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I use vino server, with KDM set to autologin, not ideal but my way around your same problem. Machine boots (not right now cause a yum upgrade tossed up IPTABLES) logs into user i VNC into it, works fine
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VNC Now Working without Log on

Hi All,

Thank you for your replies. My problem was that the file was not present in the /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/ directory. Once I copied this file in from another computer, everything worked. I had tried a couple uninstall/reinstalls of MetaVNC, so I'm not sure why the file didn't get copied over, but its working now.



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