[mythtv-users] vnc on headless backend

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Sun Dec 6 20:44:13 UTC 2009


On Dec 6, 2009, at 1:45 AM, Michael Lemstad Maymann wrote:
>> 
>> sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
>> 
>> Then, when on the remote machine:
>> 
>> vncserver -geometry 1024x768 -depth 24
>> 
>> Use a VNC client on your other machine to connect to the backend, default port 5901.
>> 
>> -Pete
> Hi Pete,
> 
> thanks !
> 
> I can't connect - from client:
> vncviewer: ConnectToTcpAddr: connect: Connection refused
> Unable to connect to VNC server
> 
> from server log:
> 06/12/09 10:38:27 Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.9
> 06/12/09 10:38:27 Copyright (C) 2000-2007 TightVNC Group
> 06/12/09 10:38:27 Copyright (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge
> 06/12/09 10:38:27 All Rights Reserved.
> 06/12/09 10:38:27 See http://www.tightvnc.com/ for information on
> TightVNC
> 06/12/09 10:38:27 Desktop name 'X' (tv:1)
> 06/12/09 10:38:27 Protocol versions supported: 3.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.7t, 3.8t
> 06/12/09 10:38:27 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901
> xrdb: No such file or directory
> xrdb: can't open file '/home/maymann/.Xresources'
> 
> ps -ef | grep vnc
> maymann   3153     1  0 10:38 pts/0    00:00:00 Xtightvnc :1 -desktop X
> -auth /home/maymann/.Xauthority -geometry 1024x768 -depth 24 -rfbwait
> 120000 -rfbauth /home/maymann/.vnc/passwd -rfbport 5901
> -fp /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/,/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1/,/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/,/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/ -co /etc/X11/rgb
> maymann   3157     1  0 10:38 pts/0
> 00:00:00 /bin/sh /home/maymann/.vnc/xstartup
> maymann   3401  3338  0 10:45 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto vnc
> 

Dunno. IT just worked for me on a Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.04 box. Try Googling those errors, I guess.

-Pete
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