[plug] Remote desktop question

Chris Griffin griffinster at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 10:22:09 WST 2008

Hmmmm, I basically did this, except I used display 2. I can now bring up the
vnc session on 5902 but not 5900. When I try 5900 (I downloaded the latest
vncviewer just in case) it now actually gives me the error saying "unable to
connect to host: Connection refused (10061)"
Any ideas?

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:59 PM, Peter Sutter <sutterp at sopac.com.au> wrote:

> what is in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers?
> VNCSERVERS="1:servername"
> VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1024x768 -depth 16"
> The above will setup port 5901
> And there may be two packages around for vnc, vnc-server and vino. Both
> will
> use port 5900 onwards by default.  I never used vino, but had vnc-server
> going on redhat(Fedora). I seem to remember that I had some problems with
> remote desktop when tinkering around with fedora, but it is quite a while
> ago?. Found this one in my notes
> http://www.g-loaded.eu/2005/11/10/configure-vnc-server-in-fedora/
> May be this helps.
> Peter
> On Thursday 14 February 2008 22:23, Chris Griffin wrote:
> > No, it seems that with Fedora it is a service called vino-server that
> runs
> > the vnc that takes care of access on port 5900, how that gets started is
> > anyones guess. I have a way forward in that I will configure vncserver
> on,
> > say, port 5902, connect to it and then run vino-preferences to check the
> > config and make sure it is setup correctly, though I did run this for
> some
> > time while I completed the installation of this box before deployment?
> > Puzzling.
> >
> > Thanks anyway, Peter Sutter, do I know you from way back?
> >
> Last millenium? Name rings a bell but can't place you. Alcoa? Newcrest?
> I'm getting older.
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