Ubuntu Feisty and XORG: VNC via xorg available?

Johannes Kastl ojkastl at gmx.de
Fri Jun 8 12:35:29 UTC 2007

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Hello Andrew,

On 06/08/2007 01:01 AM Andrew Jorgensen wrote:

> You'll need to install vnc4-common, which you'll also need to use to
> create the vnc passwd file.

If I need it for vnc4server to work, why is it not installed
automatically when I install vnc4server?

And: If I could go the other way via /etc/vnc.conf why should I need
vnc4-common then? Just to get the examples-directory? Seems a bit strange.

> Create the password file by becoming root (sudo -i, or sudo su -) and
> then running vncpasswd and entering a password at the prompt.  This
> should create /root/.vnc/passwd
> Add this line to the "Modules" section of xorg.conf:
>         Load   "vnc"
> And this line to the "Screen" section of xorg.conf:
>         Option         "passwordFile" "/root/.vnc/passwd"
> Then restart X (ctrl-alt-backspace), or restart gdm (/etc/init.d/gdm
> restart), or reboot.

Why not put that few lines into the readme? That is more helpful than
the readme as it is now. IMHO.

> though admittedly not terribly helpful.


> It should be noted that this will interfere with Vino (the Gnome
> Remote Desktop Server) which actually may be what you really want to
> use in the first place (see System > Preferences > Remote Desktop).
> KDE has something similar.

No, as it gets started when I start KDE/Gnome, not when the X-Server
is started. At least that is the xorg-VNC behaviour on Suse machines.

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