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Re: [K12OSN] vncserver

Thank Stefan. Its never too late! That information should prove useful!

Caleb Wagnon, MCP
Fordyce School District
Office of Technology
Fordyce, AR 71742
(870) 352 2968
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stefan Furtmayr" <sf pfaffenhofen de>
To: "K12OSN" <k12osn redhat com>
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] vncserver

> Hi Caleb,
> > Hi guys, I've only been able to get the vncserver to work on one of my
> > servers. No matter how many upgrades or changes I've made, I've always
> > been able to get vncserver to run fine on it by just starting the
> > service. I'm doing the same thing with my other server and a few
> > mandrake boxes, they are starting the vncserver, but I never can get
> > connected to them. What do I need to be looking at in order to find the
> > source of this problem?
> the answer is a bit late but maybe helful for someone, who knows.
> The question is: do you really need a Linux VNC server?
> On non-LTSP, non-Unix machines you can also use X:
> http://www.bn-paf.de/k12ltsp/tips.html#x
> I guess you've been doing it with K12LTSP servers before.
> For standard Linux servers you need:
> - in addition to vnc-server the RPM
> It must have been included in the K12LTSP 2.0.X vnc-server RPM but is
> now separate.
> It basically adds some lines to /etc/services and creates
> /etc/xinetd.d/vnc
> - afaik the server must be in runlevel 5 (just type "runlevel" to see)
> - afaik the server must have xdmcp enabled
> - server shutdown should be disabled in GDM (all users could do it
> then!)
> The faq entry from http://www.bn-paf.de/k12ltsp/tips.html#vnc ->
> Q: If no X server is installed on the client, how do i connect using
> TightVNC?
> A: Connect using the following ports (see /etc/services):
> vncviewer (= 1024x768x16)
> vncviewer (= 800x600x16)
> vncviewer (= 640x480x16)
> vncviewer (= 1024x768x8)
> vncviewer (= 800x600x8)
> vncviewer (= 640x480x8)
> In K12LTSP <2.1 this was :5X instead of :X!
> LTSP and VNC contrasted [http://www.ltsp.org/contrib/ltspvnc.html] (and
> why you should probably be using both)
> As X is considerably faster you should use that instead if possible!!
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