Configuring X Windows - HELP!

By jubmardavis
Feb 22, 2005
  1. Good day all. I have been trying to setup my Linux server for remote management. I have vncserver loaded and service is running. When I try to connect using VNC Viewer from my XP machine I just get "cannot connect to host" "connection timed out".

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Vncserver runs on display :1 by default to not to interfere with the real display at :0. Try connecting to :1 or port 5901. In your VNC client put in the address yourhost:1 or yourhost:5901 or yourhost::5901 depending on the client version.
    You will get a separate X session, not a copy of the real X desktop on the server.

    If you want to share the real X desktop on your server then you should install the VNC X module. How to do it depends on your Linux and X version and what packages you have available.
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