newbie VNC X-server setup problem?

Aage Rettvin Aage.Rettvin "at"
Mon, 06 Jul 1998 10:12:26 +0000

Hi there!

I'm new til VNC and have recently installed:


on a RH 5.0 Linux using the Metrolink X-server.

Problem:  Starting 'vcnserver' in unix with my user name 'Rettvin_aage'
gives following msg.

"xauth: (argv):1 bad display name "Rettvin_aage :1" in add command"

When trying to access the vncserver over TCP/IP from the Windows-VNCViewer
client, all I see after login is a gray blank screen with the X-cross. No
other response is observed.

Does anyone know what's up here!  Any help appreciated.

Best regards

Aage Rettvin

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