VNC Server setup on Linux

David Colliver david.colliver "at"
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 17:46:35 +0000

Excellent news. The first time I tried, years ago, I couldn't get it to
work. I tried various remote systems, MI/X, VNC and other stuff. I could
only use telnet, so with this, I gave up on Linux temporarily. I then had
another go, I wanted to get the remote control working, and with the help of
the list, eventually got it working. It looks like many people had the same
problem, so with the authors permission, I put it up.

Glad to have helped.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dumas Patrice" <dumas "at">
To: <vnc-list "at">
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: VNC Server setup on Linux

> Hi,
> I tried to do what the instructions are about in the past, but never
> succeded... I hope I will, now. Well, I tested, it works well !
> > Hi all,
> >
> > With the recent threads on setting up VNC Server on Linux systems, I
have put
> > everything that Jeff Vincent said on my web site. This works for RH6.2,
> > and 7.2. If anyone has setups for other systems, it would be
appreciated. If
> > you find anything wrong with it, can you let me know.
> - I cannot find any 'vncserver.*' on my system (redhat 7.0 with some 7.1
> 7.2 packages)
> - I use gdm, and not xdm nor kdm. Thus the instructions for setting up
> are different, and are, if not wrong
> in gdm.conf, in the [xdmcp] section, there should be Enable=true
> - to have xdm, gdm or kdm reread their config file, sending a SIGHUP
should be
> fine.
> - I suggest you to rearrange your instruction the following way: instead
of 2)
> 3) and 4), only one point explaining how to set up XDMCP. For example:
> 3) enable XDMCP
> a) xdm, old kdm
> i) RedHat 6.2, 7.1, 7.2
> edit '/etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config' and comment out the line '!
> DisplayManager.requestPort: 0' (should be the last line)
> edit /etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess and uncomment the line '*        #any
> host can get a login window'
> b) new kdm - edit 'kdmrc' and enable XDMCP on port 177
> i) RedHat 7.2 - '/etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc'
> c) gdm - edit gdm.conf and in the section [xdmcp] set Enable=true
> i) Redhat 7.1, 7.2 - '/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf'
> (note: maybe I said a mistake, and for the new kdm, one should also change
> Xaccess)
> Pat
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