"A VNC server is already running as :10", but it isn't!
Tue Dec 3 19:38:00 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mike Miller
> I'm still using old Xvnc version 3.3, running on Solaris 8.
> I set up VNC
> for a student and had him start it up on :10. It prompted
> for password,
> which he entered, then I had him run vncserver :10 again to
> create the VNC
> session. It refused saying "A VNC server is already running
> as :10", but
> it was lying! ;-) There is no server on :10. Then I had him
> run one on
> :11, and it worked without a problem. I've had him try,
> hours later, to
> start one on :10, but it won't work -- same error message.
> Any tips? Would an upgrade be a good idea?
Doesn't VNC start the session you requested after you set the password
(you don't need to run it a second time)? Are you sure that there isn't
a server running on :10? Have you tried to connect to it with a viewer?
It might be useful to look for logs and PID files in the ~/.vnc
Does Solaris have a "netstat -a" that can show you if a port has a
program listening on port 5910?