vncserver password not saved for reboot (Mandrake 8.0)

Michael Ossmann michael.ossmann "at"
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 20:27:00 +0000

On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 01:29:33PM -0600, Lief Erickson wrote:
> There is a passwd file in /root/.vnc. There is also a hashed entry in the
> file. So, I guess the question really becomes: Why can't
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/vncserver read /root/.vnc/passwd at boot? (I realize that
> this is probably no longer specific to VNC, but probably a UNIX question.)

Assuming that the Mandrake 8.0 /etc/rc.d/init.d/vncservers is similar to
the Red Hat script (I'm 99% sure it is), you should take a look at
/etc/sysconfig/vncservers.  Each line should define a display number and
a username.  If the username is root, then I'm a little stumped.  If
it's something else, check for .vnc/passwd in that user's home
directory.  If that passwd file looks okay, you might want to verify
that it is on a filesystem that has been mounted by that point in the
startup process.

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