Newbie Question for starting VNC Server on RH 7.3
Thu Jun 26 13:38:00 2003
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Greg Council said:
> Here are the results. Basically it looks like this server (with
> preinstalled linux looks like xfree isn't installed - correct? when I do a
> grep on the package, I get a couple of libraries but that's it.
> which xauth
> which: no xauth in (/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin)
> echo $PATH
> rpm -q xfree86
> package xfree86 is not installed
Yep, it looks like XFree isn't installed. So your choices would be to
either install it (and it's dependencies) or edit the /usr/bin/vncserver
script to not look for xauth.
Red Hat's package for VNC (vnc-server) says that XFree86 is a dependency
(I know VNC uses some of the libraries, but exactly what I don't know), so
you would probably be further ahead installing it. There recently was a
bugfix/security update for RH 7.3's XFree, so definitely use up2date or
grab the packages from updates.redhat.com: