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Old 10-10-2005, 11:07 AM   #1
zirtik
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VNC problem


Hello, i'm a linux newbie using Fedora 1 on a 550 Mhz P III with 256 mb memory. I want to run vnc server on my machine, i have it already installed but when i type

>#vncserver

i get the following output:

VNC Server Enterprise Edition 4.1.8 - built Sep 29 2005 16:16:21
Copyright 2002-2005 RealVNC Ltd.
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "didem:1" in "add" command
Error: could not run xauth

where "didem" is the computer name.

Can this be an installation issue?
A google search on xauth didn't work so any help will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Last edited by zirtik; 10-10-2005 at 11:08 AM.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 11:45 AM   #2
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xauth problem

Make sure you have this rpm installed -- it's the xauth rpm for fedora core 1

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html

also you may have to do an `xhost +localhost` or something similar in order to allow the vnc server to connect to the x-server.

Hope that helps
 
Old 10-10-2005, 11:51 AM   #3
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Thanks, but it seems that i already have xauth installed, any more suggestions?
In case it helps, my /etc/hosts file looks like the following:

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
#---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks in advance

Last edited by zirtik; 10-10-2005 at 12:00 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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vnc problem

Does your xserver run on :1 or :0 by default?? if it is :0 try running `vncserver :0` also make sure that it is allowed to connect with the xhost command..

also check the environment variable $DISPLAY to see what it is set to (if it's not set or if it is wrong set it with `export DISPLAY=:0.0` and then try the vncserver command again.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 12:30 PM   #5
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Thanks sshoemaker, i have solved the problem editing the /etc/hosts file by adding the following line


"192.168.108.94 didem.localdomain didem" without the quotes.

However, i have another problem now, the vnc server gives a fatal error regarding that the trial period has expired. I have checked the realvnc site and they do not provide a trial license. I don't know how this happened but i don't want to buy something i have never experienced so i need a free vnc server. Any suggestions?

Thanks...
 
Old 10-10-2005, 12:37 PM   #6
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vnc server

I haven't tried this one under linux but in Windows it works really well...
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/v...6.rpm?download

It's released under the GPL so it's free. If you would feel guilty about not paying anything you can donate to them after you try it out.
 
Old 03-04-2015, 06:05 PM   #7
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It worked!

zirtik, your solution (edit /etc/hosts and add a line) worked for me. Thanks!
 
  


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