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Re: Enabling VNC

On Mon, 2004-10-18 at 20:08, Jeremy Conlin wrote:
> I just installed FC2 on a machine at home and would like to use VNC as 
> I only have one monitor and it needs to stay with the Windows machine 
> for my wife.  I ran the command 'vncserver' and then tried to connect 
> via both a client and through a web browser.  Both times the connection 
> was refused.  I suspect the problem is in the firewall, but I don't 
> have the slightest idea how to configure that.  Can anyone help me get 
> VNC to work?
> Thanks,
> Jeremy

There are a couple of things that could be a problem.

1. Make sure iptables is not blocking port 5901 (default port).  To do a
quick test just disable iptables temporarily by running the command:
service iptables stop

If this works then you will need to configure iptables to let port 5901

2. vncserver is not running.  You need to make sure you have set a
password for vnc. If you have not vncserver will not run.  There is a
vncpasswd command.  You need to run that as the user you run vncserver
as. It will create a directory and some files under you home account. 
(set this up under a regular user account not root, you can use su to
get root permissions when needed)

3. If using the vncviewer from windows make sure you append :1 to the IP
address you use for the system you are connecting to.

Scot L. Harris
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There seems no plan because it is all plan.
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