How to VNC Server on Red Hat 4

By JimKlallsoo ·
I would like to VNC to my red hat linux 4 PC from my windows XP service Pack 2 PC.

I can VNC to all other windows Pc's etc on my network the only problem i get when VNC'ing is to the RHL4 box

I followed th insructions on this wesite

I am using realvnc4 from real to connect.

All i see when i connect to myservername.domain:1 is a grey screen with a vnc server config box in the top left hand corner and a grey (X) cross i can move over the screen.
It seems that the server does not push out the remote Gnome or KDE desktop to me.

How do i cure this?
One point i feel i need to mention is even if i do a service vncserver STOP i still get the same grey background and black cross screen appearing after i input the password.
It looks as though i am still connecting how can this be.

I have stuggled with this one on and off for nearly a week.

Any assitance greatly appreciated

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Re: How to VNC Server on Red Hat 4

To start the vncserver simply invoke the following commands:

# service vncserver start
Starting VNC server: [ OK ]
# vncpasswd
# vncserver

New 'roswell:1 (root)' desktop is roswell:1

Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /root/.vnc/roswell:1.log

I think you need "tightVNC" to do this, so download it here:

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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