Syntax error when starting VNCVIEWER ???
carlyle.sutphen "at" db.com
Wed Mar 10 14:00:00 2004
> We have a Laptop with WLAN which we are using around the house. Very often I
> would like to share the screen content of the Laptop with others by showing
> the screen content of may XP Laptop on the TV using the Dreambox. I thought
I will assume that the graphical interface is using the usual XFree window server.
> running the VNCserver on the laptop and the VNCviewer on the Dreambox would
> be a good idea. There is no problem whatsoever sending the screen from one XP
> laptop to the other using VNC under XP.
So far so good.
> Unfortunately so far I have not been successful.
> I do not know if I should really just type "./vncviewer" into my telnet
> session to start the viewer or if I should try to start the viewer in any other
> way. I have also written the config file which has been explained in couple of
> places - but again no luck.
It seems like the viewer needs to know it should connect to the X server on
the Dreambox. Is the DISPLAY variable set to localhost:0? Also, since you are
telnetting from your laptop, you won't get the server or password dialogs.
You either need to
1. disable the password on the (laptop) server
2. set up a password file using vncpasswd and refer to it with the -passwd option
3. or run the viewer in listen mode
In cases 1 and 2 you need to enter the connect string (host:display#) on the command line.
In case 3 you will initiate the connection from the server.
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