Patrick Doyle wpdster at
Fri Jul 30 18:18:28 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 2:09 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 07:28 -0400, Patrick Doyle wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 8:36 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
>> > Anyone have experience with vnc?? I have a vnc viewer open in a java app
>> > and I'm seeing me seeing me ...the hall of mirrors effect. My viewer is
>> > displaying my viewer is displaying my viewer, etc. This is all nifty and
>> > great psychedelic fun, but what would I send to the vnc server in order
>> > to open just an empty desktop??
>> >
>> > I'm currently serving iam:0 5900
>> > Would setting it to iam:1 or iam:0:1 or some such do the job?? I'm
>> > currently running 6 desktops now. Ric
>> >
>> I installed vnc4server, started it up with:
>> $ vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 24
>> and connect to iam:1
>> The first time you start vncserver, you will be prompted to enter a
>> password.  This is a password for your VNC session.  You can choose to
>> make it the same as your login password, or to make it something
>> different.
>> You will probably want to edit the .vnc/xstartup script that will be
>> created for you, if you want a regular Gnome/KDE session.
> And therein lies a matter of confusion for me. Being an avid button
> pusher, synaptic offers a BUNCH of vnc servers and viewers each claiming
> to solve all of my problems for me and to heighten my experience. I just
> want to open a vnc client, in the OpenWonderland java project and see a
> desktop that is not the one I'm viewing from. I'm still trying to get it
> all straight in my mind. You and Stephan are getting me to the right
> place. I can see that.
The last couple of times I looked, I saw only 2 servers -- tightvnc
and vnc4server.  (I may be misremembering the names).  Each time I
installed the tightvnc server, ran into some problems with it,
installed vns4server, and was happy with that.  (You'd think that,
after the first time, I would have remembered that I had problems with
tightvnc server... but I didn't remember :-( ).

> The darn thing keeps connecting to iam:0 using the vnc client. Then I
> get the hall of mirrors again. I can see that I'm going to need a larger
> stick and some grim determination to get this to work. Thanks SO much to
> you both. Ric
What "darn thing"?  OpenWonderland?  I'm sorry I can't help you there.


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