Problem starting VNCServer at boot
tom at openadventures.org
Sat May 3 11:07:40 PDT 2003
Thanks, I was able to get this working last night through
/etc/rc.local--the key was the PATH statement. Coming from a Linux
background, I didn't think to do this (this isn't necassary in Linux'
I'll try your suggestion for using /usr/local/etc/rc.d/vncserver.sh and
see how that goes.
Bill Moran wrote:
> Tom Smith wrote:
>> FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE
>> TightVNC 1.2.8
>> Getting error: "Starting local daemons:vncserver: couldn't find
>> "xauth" on your PATH."
>> I installed tightvnc-1.2.8 from the port collection and configure
>> /etc/rc.local to start a vncserver for a specific user at startup
>> using the following command:
>> su <username> -c "/usr/X11R6/bin/vncserver :1 -depth 8 -geometry
>> When this tries to start at boot up I get the above error. If I start
>> it from the command line it works fine.
>> This sounds like an issue with the defined PATH at bootup but I've
>> not been able to find anything explaining how to define this PATH in
>> the FreeBSD handbook or otherwise.
> Make a script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d called vncserver.sh (or similar) and
> su <username> -c "/usr/X11R6/bin/vncserver :1 -depth 8 -geometry 800x600"
> Can't say with certainty that it will work (as I haven't tested it), but
> I don't see why it won't. That's the "right" way to do it anyway.
> it should have a case statement to accept "start" and "stop" ... but I'll
> leave that as an exercise to the reader ... see the other scripts in that
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