vncserver/vncviewer on Red Hat 5.0 alpha

Michael Gilbert mgilbert "at" oit.umass.edu
Tue, 17 Mar 1998 16:14:04 +0000


I have a problem accessing the Xvnc server on my alpha running RH 5.0:

I can start the server using "vncserver", and it will stay up until...
I try to access it with anything. If I start a viewer either locally with "vncviewer" or on a Win95 machine remotely, the same thing happens. The viewer makes the connection, asks for the password, authenticates, and then the server dies. "Read failed" is the message on the unix side failure. Ditto with the browser/java access. In short, the server runs until a viewer passes authentication, then it gets killed. If I put in an intentional bad password, it fails to authenticate but does not kill the server. Any ideas?

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