Success was Re: VNC Server setup on Linux

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill "at"
Thu, 17 Jan 2002 19:41:59 +0000

Hi All,

Thanks for the help and instructions.  I would like to proudly state
that we are now running VNC server on two Linux boxes and clients
on a handful of Linux and Windows boxes (a mix of WinME laptops
and Win2K desktops).  Some notes for the instructions.

I don't think RedHat 7.1 was a problem although we had a scheduled
upgrade to  7.2 so we did that before debugging the problem.

What we apparently missed on the first computer I was installing
things on was to run gdmconfig and enable port 177.  This is step
3 in the instructions that are online now.  The original computer
was running gdm.  That was it on this box.

The second computer was a new AS Labs machine with 7.2 installed
by them.  It was running kdm and the instructions about kdmrc
worked perfectly.  It was less than 10 minutes to install and test
VNC server and client on this machine.

I used the TightVNC RPMs and Windows client executable.  They worked
flawlessly.  One person here is very happily pecking away using 
Kdevelop inside his VNC.  I have even run VNC client on the Linux box
inside another VNC session and that works great. 

I think that if the instructions were more explicit about gdmconfig, 
I would never have had any trouble.

A minor nit is that the vnc lines for services lose their tabs.  If
these lines could be placed in a file that could be downloaded with
tabs intact, it would be even easier. 

I would like to thank everyone for all the help. I for one am
a very happy camper right now and have added VNC to my list of
standard things to install to have a nice development environment. :)

Joel Sherrill, Ph.D.             Director of Research & Development
joel "at"                 On-Line Applications Research
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