[clug-talk] VNC

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Sun May 28 18:05:21 PDT 2006

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vncserver -depth 8 -geometry 800x600 :1

Depth and geometry can be changed of course.  The :1 is the important
one.  To connect you have to specify :1
(eg. vncviewer hostname:1)
Most windows clients will default to :0 so you *need* to specify :1

Also, vnc works a little differently under linux, you do not see your
actual GUI workspace.  It creates a new workspace, that the person using
the computer does not see.

There is a lot of info out there on this.

A newer and better solution is NX.  See if there is a freenx package for
your distro.

Clients can be downloaded from http://nomachine.com

Mitchell Brown wrote:
> I've never been able to get VNC server going properly in Linux. Well, I
> have in PCLinuxOS, although it took some work :-/
> I just went to my terminal, did vncserver - I set a password. All good.
> So I tried to connect from another machine. Guess what - connection
> refused! Does anyone know why this is? I've rebooted and done vncserver
> again (this time I didn't get asked for a password, I assume thats what
> you use vncpasswd for in the future). Still doesn't work.
> I'm using Kanotix here. Oh, and once we get the issue of making it work
> solved, how can I make it start on boot?
> Thanks for any help anyone can give me :) I appreciate it =D
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