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Thread: Help: VNCSever can't get library

  1. #1

    Help: VNCSever can't get library

    Hi folks;

    I am trying to get a vncserver running on my box, so far I have:
    I installed real-vncserver fine, but it asked for XAUTH, so I promptly installed that.

    It now fails telling me:
    "error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

    I tried installing the package from RPM finder:

    Which seemed to work okay, but I am still getting the same errors.

    On my system uname -a does:
    Linux *** #1 SMP Tue Jul 31 10:46:54 CEST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  2. #2
    Fixxed now!

  3. #3

    Still problems...

    I take that back!

    Starting with a fresh fedora4 install, I double checked (find / -name *vnc*) for existing vnc but nothing, so I tried installing realvnc, and I managed to start it fine (vncserver /-start)... and yet I can't connect to it.
    I downloaded the fedora vnc from RPMS and installed that, then started that as a service (service vncserver start)- again, all the right messages, but no joy.

    The message I get when trying to connect with a client is: "unable to connect to host (connection refused 10061); " - not very helpful I know.

    I tried to run snoop on my fedora box to see if anything was happening... and guess what : snoop: command not found. Well I wasn't expecting that (as I'm logged in as root).
    I tried running netstat -a but didn't find anything helpful in there. (I'm sure I can get netstat to listen to a specific port, but can't find any advice on how).

    I know it isn't going to be easy, but can anyone offer a noob some places to start trouble shooting?

  4. #4
    I think the default port for VNC is 5900, try starting with that. It may have changed though...
    63,000 bugs in the code, 63,000 bugs,
    ya get 1 whacked with a service pack,
    now there's 63,005 bugs in the code!!

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    Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise, and CentOS have VNC in repos for them.

    In my case on FC7, its in the Fedora Core repository (included IIRC right in the install). So ... I would ensure that you install from yum/up2date to get a good package, and suck down all the needed (if any) dependencies. Then to get the stuff all going its simple:

    Start your VNC daemon and as root run vncconfig
    For the user, run vncpasswd
    then run vncserver

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