One more time, StartingVNC at boot in linux

David Colliver david.colliver "at"
Mon, 14 Jan 2002 21:51:17 +0000

I have it working now, exactly as you have said in your email. It was my
mistake, not reading throroughly. My bin dir is under /usr rather than

I am using RH6.2 using KDE. It is working beautifully. I have even gone so
far as to modiify the resolution settings so that I can fit the whole lot on
my screen without scrolling. (1024x768 on a 1024x768 screen results in
scrolling, so I have set this to 1000x700, on my laptop, 1400x1050, I have
set this to 1390x990. Works a treat. No scrolling.) The only thing now is
though, if you press the X, it doesn't ask you if you want to logout, you
lose your whole session. Also, the machine reboot doesn't tell you either.
It just kills your session.

Perhaps a future enhancement would be to detect what OS you are connected
to, then retreive the relevant messages so that work is not lost.

I also found out why it was going slow on my machine. My firewall seems to
be slowing all the traffic down. I think I will be using Linux for quite a
while now I can use it under Windows. Still a lot to learn though.

The files that you have sent, with your permission, I would like to do an
article on my site (not a busy site, yet!!!) to let people know how to set
it up on RH. Then when this Q comes up again, I can send people to the

Dave Colliver.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Vincent" <JVINCENT "at">
To: <vnc-list "at">
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: One more time, StartingVNC at boot in linux

> I didn't finish my response sorry (I get in too big of a hurry)!!
> There is no need for passwords.  If your user can log in via the GUI
> from the physical console, that is what you will see once it is setup
> correctly,  a GUI login prompt based on the display manager you are
> using. There is no additional need for user specific configuration at
> all for inetd mode.
> What display manager are you using?  I don't have RH 6.2 running
> anymore so I may not be as much help here as with other versions I am
> running.
> Jeff
> >>> david.colliver "at" 01/14/02 10:45AM >>>
> Hi,
> I have done all the modifications, except as I am on RH6.2, I cannot do
> 3 or
> 5b. However, all others are done.
> When I go from the VNC Viewer, I try to connect to port 63 (5963),
> 1280x1024x16, but I go no further. No error, no password box, nothing.
> Do I
> not need to run the password script as someone first?
> Your help is still appreciated.
> Regards.
> Dave Colliver.

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