~/.vnc: No such file or directory when starting vncserver
ttrentham "at" austin.rr.com
Mon Mar 22 11:45:01 2004
That worked like a charm. Thanks very much for the help, CBee.
From: Corni Beerse [mailto:cbeerse "at" lycos.nl]
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 3:15 AM
To: ttrentham "at" austin.rr.com
Cc: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
Subject: Re: ~/.vnc: No such file or directory when starting vncserver
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
somewhere in the chain...
`vncpasswd` and `vncpasswd.real`
If you use the `vncpasswd.real` once to set the password, it works
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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