[K12OSN] VNC stopped working

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Mon Aug 13 15:46:02 UTC 2007

Mark Cockrell wrote:

>>> An update to this...
>>> When I try "service vncserver start" from the command line I get
>>> "Starting VNC server: no displays configured".  It seems that a
>>> configuration file has been messed up somewhere along the lines.  I
>>> don't know what the magic is that connect VNC to the login manager in
>>> K12LTSP, so I'm at a loss.  Any pointers?
>> Make sure you have the package "vnc-ltsp-config" installed. This 
>> invokes Xvnc from xinetd rather than from the vncserver "service". BTW 
>> this means that you also have to have xinetd running and the 
>> /etc/xinetd.d/vncts service enabled.
> Thanks for your reply John, but as far as I can tell that package is 
> installed.  I did a "yum remove vnc-ltsp-config" followed but a "yum 
> install vnc-ltsp-config" hoping that might change something, but it 
> didn't seem to.  This is a remote server and I use VNC a lot on it, so 
> I'm open to any suggestions at this point.  Thanks.

vncserver is a different thing, so it's not going to start anything 
unless you configure some screens to start and always remain running.
Is xinetd running and is the vncts service enabled in its file under 

If you are using this yourself for administration instead of using it 
for a lot of user sessions, you might like freenx and the NX client better.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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