Viewing on remote PC
frankstaals at gmx.net
Thu Feb 15 19:55:18 UTC 2007
> On Wednesday February 14, 2007 at 08:02:38 (AM) Vince wrote:
> OK, I installed 'tightvnc' from ports. That went OK.
> Then, I started the process by entering: 'vncserver' at the command
> prompt on the FBSD machine. The first time this ran it asked for
> information which I provided. Now when I invoke it, it runs silently.
> This is the contents of the log file it creates.
> // Contents of: ~/.vnc/scorpio.seibercom.net:1.log //
> 14/02/07 10:42:32 Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.8
> 14/02/07 10:42:32 Copyright (C) 2000-2006 Constantin Kaplinsky
> 14/02/07 10:42:32 Copyright (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge
> 14/02/07 10:42:32 All Rights Reserved.
> 14/02/07 10:42:32 See http://www.tightvnc.com/ for information on TightVNC
> 14/02/07 10:42:32 Desktop name 'X' (scorpio.seibercom.net:1)
> 14/02/07 10:42:32 Protocol versions supported: 3.7t, 3.7, 3.3
> 14/02/07 10:42:32 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901
> 14/02/07 10:42:32 Listening for HTTP connections on TCP port 5801
> 14/02/07 10:42:32 URL http://scorpio.seibercom.net:5801
> // End Log //
> I have the following in the 'putty' configuration
> Under SSL / X11, I have this:
> X Display location: localhost:0
> I have tried with both: Enable X forwarding checked and unchecked
> without any difference.
> Under SSH / Tunnels, I have this:
> L5905 192.168.0.2:5901
> I am not sure about the port # 5905. I simply copied it from a example I found.
> I have tried 5901, 5900 and 5902 all without success.
> There is no notification when I actually log onto the remote machine
> other than what I normally receive. If I try: 'startx', all I get is a
> lot of text output on the screen, although the application does start on
> the remote PC.
> Now, I can make a connection via HTTP and do get a login box. In fact,
> that seems to be the only way I can make a successful connection.
> Therefore, I am positive the VNC is working, just not with putty.
> Obviously I am doing something really stupid.
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You have to connect to a VNC server with a VNC client ( Windows tightVNC
client is available from http://www.tightvnc.com/download.html ). Notice
that by default you won't have encryption so you might want to use putty
to create an SSH tunnel for your traffic ( See the tunneling section in
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