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Old 11-09-2008, 12:34 AM   #1
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vnc asking permission to server - urgent, please

I am leaving tomorrow. Whenever someone tries to access my machine through vnc, my machine is giving a pop-up asking if they should be accepted or refused. Since no one will be here to accept, I will not be able to get in. I cannot disable it through the GUI's through the start menu. I disable it there but it does not effect the change. I have spent literally days on man pages and googling Xvnx, vncserver, vncconfig, etc and do not know how to disable it.

I have vncserver running at boot (Not set up by me) and Xvnc shows up when I look at active processes. Actually I set up user vnc on my system, and vncserver :1 goes to user vnc so if anyone gets in my machine they can only mess up vnc and not me. Once in I can su to myself.

My boot log for vncviewer (which I did not set up) are:

Nov 8 23:09:02 localhost runuser: New 'localhost.localdomain:1 (vnc)' desktop is localhost.localdomain:1

The only thing I can find is an option in the man for Xvnc that is for -QueryConnect but I don't know the command for it or how to get it to turn off at boot.

CentOS 4.7

Any help would be very appreciated.

Last edited by marlaina1; 11-09-2008 at 12:35 AM.
Old 11-09-2008, 03:29 AM   #2
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Are you turning on remote control on both desktops? Not using 4.x but System->Preferences->Internet and Network->Remote desktop and check allow others to use and view desktop. If I remember correctly you need to do this for both accounts (user VNC and the user you SU into).


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