~/.vnc: No such file or directory when starting vncserver
cbeerse "at" lycos.nl
Mon Mar 22 09:15:01 2004
Tim Trentham wrote:
> I saw this same problem posted earlier this month, but saw no response yet
> with a resolution.
> I installed the vncserver package on a stable release of Debian woody
> (3.0.2). The version showing for the package is 3.3.3r2-20.
Debian ringed a bell here... I saw on debian woody there is some wrapper or such
somewhere in the chain...
`vncpasswd` and `vncpasswd.real`
If you use the `vncpasswd.real` once to set the password, it works afterwards...
that is, on this parisc-debian-woody.
I think (but did no investigation) that the vncpasswd script as provided in
debian just 'forgets' to check if the directory or file exists.
> After the install as root, I tried running vncserver from my own account,
> which doesn't have root privileges. It asks me for a password and then gives
> me "~/.vnc: No such file or directory". An ls -la on my home directory shows
> that the .vnc directory exists and has these permissions: "drwxr-xr-x 2 "
> with me as the owner and group. There's nothing in the directory. I tried
> changing the permissions to 775 and still get the same error. vncpasswd also
> gives me "~/.vnc: No such file or directory".
> Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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