I know that there are heaps threads about this topics , but this what I did without any success
This is what I did on FC4 I am logging as root (I know the security implication)
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -q --info vnc-server
Name : vnc-server Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 4.1.1 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 10 Build Date: Wed 27 Apr 2005 10:44:11 AM GST
Install Date: Wed 15 Feb 2006 11:53:50 PM GST Build Host: decompose.build.redhat.com
Group : User Interface/X Source RPM: vnc-4.1.1-10.src.rpm
Size : 3054396 License: GPL
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Fri 20 May 2005 10:28:29 PM GST, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL : http://www.realvnc.com
Summary : A VNC server.
The VNC system allows you to access the same desktop from a wide
variety of platforms. This package is a VNC server, allowing others to
access the desktop on your machine.
The gedit /etc/sysconfig/vncserver
# The VNCSERVERS variable is a list of display:user pairs.
# Uncomment the lines below to start a VNC server on display :2
# as my 'myusername' (adjust this to your own). You will also
# need to set a VNC password; run 'man vncpasswd' to see how
# to do that.
# DO NOT RUN THIS SERVICE if your local area network is
# untrusted! For a secure way of using VNC, see
#zillah uncomment VNCSERVERS="2:myusername"
#zillah uncomment VNCSERVERARGS="-geometry 800x600"
[root@localhost ~]# vncpasswd root
[root@localhost ~]# vncserver
New 'localhost.localdomain:2 (root)' desktop is localhost.localdomain:2
Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /root/.vnc/localhost.localdomain:2.log
And i run the below command as well
[root@localhost ~]# service vncserver start
Starting VNC server: 2:root A VNC server is already running as :2
I am using FC4. The fix for me was that the default iptables (i think
thats the firewall settings) were preventing incoming VNC connections.
To overcome this in gnome i went to Desktop>System Settings>Server Settings>Services There I stopped iptables - and immediately I was able to connect!
I did stop iptables as qoute above suggested.
From windows 2003 I opened VNC Viewer and I typed in this :
The error message that I received when I typed in the ip address for the address is below:
VNC Viewer: 220.127.116.11:Error
unable to connect to host: The requested address is not valid in its context.(10049)
1- FC4 box and Win2003 box within the same LAN, the reachability is there (ping each other)
2- From within FC4 I tried : vncviewer 127.0.0.1:2 (same as vncviewer :2 ),,,,,,it worked.
3- I tried to do test by telnet from win2003 :
4- I tried to http://18.104.22.168:5802,,,,,failed
I tried to configure from GUI method
A- Desktop - Preferences - Remote Desktop , check the users view and use boxes , uncheck the 'ask you for confirmation' box , set password ,
B- then - Desktop - Server Settings - Services , tick vncserver box - start - save , (starts at boot up)
Any suggestion ?