VNC Server setup on Linux

David Colliver david.colliver "at"
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 18:34:58 +0000

After all those people that looked, no-one spotted the deliberate mistake.
(blush, for not proof reading it properly). I had two number 3s.

Anyway, back to this problem. I don't know enough about it, but my best
guess would be

edit Xaccess and uncomment the line '*        #any host can get a login
          a) RedHat 6.2, 7.1, 7.2 -' /etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess'

(was number 3, second one, now number 4)
Ensure the line begins with the *

This is what I believe will give you the login window.

Hope this helps.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Sherrill" <joel.sherrill "at">
To: <vnc-list "at">
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: VNC Server setup on Linux

> Dumas Patrice wrote:
> >
> > 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 !
> Thanks all.  This certainly seems to be closer for me but I must
> still be missing something.  Perhaps something broken from my previous
> attempts at this.  :(
> I am on RedHat 7.1
> I now have gotten far enough to get a grey screen on each of the
> ports I have tried but no login screen.  I am getting a message
> like this in /var/log/messages each time I get a grey screen
> so I must be close. :)
> <date> <host> gdm[PID]: Failed to start X server several times in
> a short time period: disabling display:0
> Any ideas on something I might have missed.?
> Thanks.
> --joel

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