Solaris-2-Solaris problem

Shing-Fat Fred Ma fma "at"
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 06:50:52 +0000

I got that error message alot when I first used VNC.
The cause?  The server wasn't really
running because of errors that were encountered
e.g. because I mucked around with the ~/.vnc/xstartup
script or the vncserver script, or just problems with the
way I invoked the server.  The cause is usually very
explicit from examining ~/.vnc/MachineName:3.log
(replace 3 with whatever display number you used to
start the server).

Fred Ma
Department of Electronics
Carleton University, Mackenzie Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada     K1S 5B6
fma "at"

> Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 15:48:34 +1100
> From: Ramin Balaghi <Ramin.Balaghi "at">
> Subject: Solaris-2-Solaris problem
> I'm trying to configure two unix machines (Solaris 8) so that I can use
> one of them as a vnc server and the other as a vnc client.
> They both are on a same subnet (no proxy or firewall between).
> I have executed 'vncserver' and provided the password.
> On the vnc client I get following message when I execute 'vncviewer
> <hostname or ip-address>':
> vncviewer: ConnectToTcpAddr: connect: Connection refused
> Unable to connect to VNC server
> I can telnet to the vnc server from the vnc client and (after setting
> the DISPLAY) launch, for example, xterm. So I guess the X part is
> working.
> I've run 'vncserver' both as root and non-root user with the same
> result.
> Would appreciate if anybody could come with a suggestion.
> Regards,
> Ramin.
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