tightvnc on linux

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Thrasher, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. Thrasher

    Thrasher Guest

    I'm trying to install the tightvnc server on linux (SuSE 8.1) with a rpm install but it gives a dependancy failure on /sbin/service (it's missing). Can anybody tell me what /sbin/service is and what I need to do to get tightvnc installed.
  2. Thrasher

    Thrasher Guest

    Where are those linux experts???
  3. SLED

    SLED custom title

    Sep 20, 2001
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    do a search on rpmfind.net

    you may be missing some of the inetd stuff
  4. Thrasher

    Thrasher Guest

    I found out that /sbin/service is Red Hat specific so I can't do the rpm install of tightvnc on my SuSE 8.1 install

    I installed the vnc package which came on one of the install cds. After installation I tried to connect from my laptop (runs winXP Pro) and I got a grey screen with the black x mouse cursor but then it does nothing.
  5. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

    Sep 26, 2002
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    San Francisco, CA
    What does your ./.vnc/xstartup look like?

    Mine executes the startkde script. But if your X is configured to load your desktop, use startx.
  6. Thrasher

    Thrasher Guest

    I'm gonna look at that when I get home (I'm at the office now) but I think this might just be the tip I need.:)
  7. Thrasher

    Thrasher Guest

    Yep that did the trick.

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