TightVNC 1.2.5 server won't start
whooper "at" freeshell.org
Mon Aug 19 18:57:01 2002
Robert A. Book said:
> I wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > I've been happily running TightVNC 1.2.3 on Red Hat 7.2 (server)
>> > with windows and Linux viewers. I "upgraded" to 1.2.5 using the Red
>> > Hat RPM (rpm -Uvh), and now vncserver doesn't work. I get the
>> > following error:
> William Hooper responded:
>> This was mentioned on the TightVNC list (see TightVNC.com to join).
>> It appears the script for 1.2.5 is messed up, but you can use an older
>> script and it will work ok. It will be fixed in 1.2.6, but the
>> developer is going to be out of town for a few weeks, so it will take
>> at least that long for another release.
> Which script do I replace with the older version? vncserver?
> (By, "which script" I mean, "what filename"?)
> Thanks very much!
Yes the vncserver script. It is just a perl wrapper for the Xvnc binary.
Using an older version loses the new feature of using the /tmp area for
vnc files (which was added in 1.2.5, haven't looked at it so I don't know
details). Another option that has been floated around is to comment out
part of the script that are causing errors, but I found it easier just to
use the 1.2.4 script.