VNC on Kubuntu 8.04

Jordi Ferrando Fabra jferrando at
Thu Sep 25 21:51:59 BST 2008

Hi Rick,

This is how it works for me, vnc server 'windows stype', starts up with 

1) Install the package x11vnc: $ sudo aptitide install x11vnc
2) Install the package vnc-common: $ sudo aptitude install vnc-common
3) Create a vnc password: $ vncpasswd
4) Edit /etc/kde3/kdm/Xsetup and add:
/usr/bin/x11vnc -forever -rfbport 5900 -bg -o /var/log/x11vnc.log 
-rfbauth /home/your_user_name/.vnc/passwd

Good luck

Rick Knight escribió:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to run vncserver on one of my machines. I've looked at 
> several howto and they all suggest using xinet.d to start and stop the 
> vnc server. My problem is, when I use the xinet.d method all I get when 
> I connect to the server is a gray screen with the X11 X mouse pointer. 
> When I start the server at the command line with $vncserver it works 
> fine. It seems when I use xinet.d the server can't find xstartup and 
> gives just a plain X window. I would prefer to use xinet.d if I can get 
> it working. Anyone have a solution?
> Thanks,
> Rick

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