Remote Desktop (vncviewer)? (WAS: Remote X server login)

Jenkins, Jeremiah jeremiah.jenkins at
Thu Jun 10 17:58:19 UTC 2004

Please disregard this message.  Due to lack of caffine I over looked a very
simple (and in the document too) rule for starting gnome.

for other's FYI (incase anyone else is lacking caffine or sleep) replace twm
with exec gnome-session &


-----Original Message-----
From: Jenkins, Jeremiah [mailto:jeremiah.jenkins at]
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 1:55 PM
To: 'For users of Fedora Core releases'
Subject: RE: Remote Desktop (vncviewer)? (WAS: Remote X server login)

I have been working for some time on getting VNC to work properly (going
from windows or other linux box to linux box).

I had the same problem as below, but was able to get kde to load.  but, I
can not get gnome to load.  Anyone have any ideas why "startkde" would work
but "startx" wouldn't work in the ~/.vnc/xstartup bash?

I'm using version 3.3.7

Thanks in Advance


-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Chiang [mailto:patrick at]
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 12:59 PM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: Remote Desktop (vncviewer)? (WAS: Remote X server login)

I don't know if my approach is good or not, 
at least it already helped me to build a successful vnc connection.

I start vncserver as a normal user,
and ... that's it! And later on I can use viewer.exe on a windows to
connect my vncserver without problem. However default ~/.vnc/xstart bash
script file only start a twm desktop for you, I manually modify that
file - by umcomment the first 2 lines and comment the rest of settings.

that's what I do to build my vnc environment :) HTH.


在 三, 2004-06-09 20:39, Julian Underwood 寫道:
> Does anyone know how to start vncserver on the *console* of the remote
> machine?  I've had it so I can login and start a few apps, then go off
> to another machine and see the entire console desktop (i.e. background
> picture and all), remotely via vncviewer.  I forgot how I did it
> though.  Is this possibly achieved by starting the vncserver somehow
> before the user is prompted to login?  It would be cool to have
> vncserver work in such a way that it would start and supposed the remote
> machine is sitting on the GUI login screen, the user could then proceed
> to login as if they were sitting right in front of the unit.
> I have vncserver starting as a daemon, but doesn't seem to work in this
> fashion. 
> Ideas?
> TIA,
> Julian
> On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 10:45, Ben Stringer wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 00:17, David Carter wrote:
> > > Can anyone tell me how to enable rlogin and use Xserver remotely?
> > 
> > Presumably you have a good reason not to use ssh, which is far more
> > secure and handles the remoting of X apps very nicely, _so_...
> > 
> > To enable rlogin, edit /etc/xinetd.d/rlogin and set disable to "no".
> > Reload (or HUP) the xinetd service.
> > 
> > To use a remote xserver, do the following:
> > 
> > localhost$ xhost +remotehost
> > localhost$ rlogin remotehost
> > remotehost$ export DISPLAY=localhost:0
> > remotehost$ xclock &
> > 
> > You should see the xclock appear on localhost's primary display.
> > 
> > Cheers, Ben
> > 
> > 

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