Install VNC on Solar 2.6
mtchau "at" yahoo.com
Fri Nov 19 03:07:00 2004
I've installed VNC4 on solaris 8 lately. Basically,
you can start vncserver without any options. The
tricky part (which I don't really like the way it
works) is that you have to actually start a session
on your vncserver by "vncviewer -Shared
<hostname:display#>, and do your work inside that
viewer so that you can see your work from other
machines later. Then you can start another vncviewer
from other machine to view the same session you
on the server. So you are not seeing your desktop.
This is much like Terminal Service on Windows. That's
why I don't really like it, but it works.
--- "cbeerse "at" lycos.nl" <cbeerse "at" lycos.nl> wrote:
> usdan101-abc "at" yahoo.com wrote:
> >I would like to install VNC on a Sun Spac Ultra 5
> >running Solaris 2.6. We use it as a network work
> >management station running HP Openview, which stays
> >active on the desktop always.
> >Not being very familiar with Solaris and
> >the importance of this management station, I want
> >do my homework before trying to install VNC.
> Well, you found the maillist. Scan the archive on
> SunOS and/or Solaris.
> I recall one major flaw: the /tmp/....X11...
> directory is to much
> restrictive for vnc: Give the world read and write
> rights so Xvnc can
> put its socket there.
> Xvnc for Solaris is available and/or easy to build.
> I've used it ages
> ago (in a previous job) without any problem.
> >The Sun runs on a local network, and I would like
> >use VNC to connect into the Sun station and view
> >running HP Openview session that is active on the
> ?? You indicate the session at the console?? That
> depends on how that is
> done. I don't recall there is a vnc-module to Xsun
> (suns X11 server) as
> there is to xfree86 (nore do I recall such a mdule
> to HPs X11 server). I
> bet all you can build for HP-UX is buildable on
> If you run XFree86 (4.x) on solaris, than the
> vnc-module should be
> buildable and usable.
> >Can anyone provide some pointers for successful
> >installation of VNC on Solaris 2.6? Am trying to
> >avoid having much downtime.
> Best to start with the default vncserver and get
> that going.
> To have the same app in a vnc-session and on the
> console, start a
> vnc-session that can be accessed with more viewers:
> See the Xvnc options
> with `Xvnc --help`, provide that option to
> Now open a viewer on the console and on your destop
> and start the
> application in that vnc-session and off you go.
> This is not the best solution but it should get you
> going. the better
> part is that the app runs in a vnc-session so the
> console can loggout too.
> >If someone has much experience with Solaris 2.6 and
> >VNC, it would be worth a couple of hours of
> >to assist in the installation of VNC.
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