starting the vncserver - be kind, i've read the FAQs

Illtud Daniel illtud.daniel "at" llgc.org.uk
Thu, 24 Jan 2002 10:03:10 +0000


Thanks for reading the FAQs first!

Bobby Ramirez wrote:
> 
> # ./vncserver :13 -pn -localhost
> vncserver: couldn't find "xauth" on your PATH.

> Shouldn't "$ENV{HOME}/ be looking in / (root) for .Xauthority?
> I don't know Perl, so I don't understand the systax.

...but it's 'xauth' it can't find, not .Xauthority. xauth is a
program to manipulate the .Xauthority file.

I've no idea about Solaris 8, but on our Solaris 6 boxen, xauth
lives in /usr/X/bin. This needs to be added to root's PATH.
Or that's my best guess, anyway.

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Illtud Daniel                                 illtud.daniel "at" llgc.org.uk
Uwch Ddadansoddwr Systemau                       Senior Systems Analyst
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru                  National Library of Wales
Yn siarad drosof fy hun, nid LlGC   -  Speaking personally, not for NLW
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