VNC Server setup on Linux

Michael Ossmann michael.ossmann "at"
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 19:15:59 +0000

On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 12:06:27PM -0600, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> 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

Sounds like gdm is configured to start multiple X servers.  It shouldn't
be starting X servers but listening for other X servers to connect.

Mike Ossmann, Tarantella/UNIX Engineer/Instructor
Alternative Technology, Inc.
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