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Thread: VncServer Problems

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    I am having trouble installing vncserver while following NaQ's guide.
    I am using Ubuntu desktop 8.04
    When i try to install VncServer i get this error:

    apt-get install vncserver
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package vncserver is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    E: Package vncserver has no installation candidate

    can someone please help?

    All the other programs install fine

  2. BitTorrent   -   #2
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    try
    Code:
    apt-get install vnc4server
    i had the same issue with mine. i think the guide needs to be updated.

  3. BitTorrent   -   #3
    thanks lee551. seemed to work. i am on this bit now.

    nano .vnc/xstartup

    add fluxbox to the file

    i cannot read anything in the file. Is it ment to be blank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cow800 View Post
    thanks lee551. seemed to work. i am on this bit now.

    nano .vnc/xstartup

    add fluxbox to the file

    i cannot read anything in the file. Is it ment to be blank?
    yea it is. just add 'fluxbox' and then ctrl-o to save and ctrl-x to exit nano.

  5. BitTorrent   -   #5
    thanks. i am now logged in with tightvnc. Only i am now having trouble setting up ftp because i cant log in as root.
    Is there any way of resetting the password or creating a new root account?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cow800 View Post
    thanks. i am now logged in with tightvnc. Only i am now having trouble setting up ftp because i cant log in as root.
    Is there any way of resetting the password or creating a new root account?
    i was told that kimi won't give root access on ubuntu (security reasons i guess? can't elaborate on that). you should have an admin account which you can use for sudo commands.

  7. BitTorrent   -   #7
    yeah i did but i changed the password. i seem to be able to get it to work in putty with the new password but not in xterm

    when i try this vncserver -kill :1 i get

    Can't find file /home/admin/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    You'll have to kill the Xvnc process manually

    what does that mean?
    Last edited by cow800; 02-18-2009 at 07:50 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by cow800 View Post
    yeah i did but i changed the password. i seem to be able to get it to work in putty with the new password but not in xterm

    when i try this vncserver -kill :1 i get

    Can't find file /home/admin/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    You'll have to kill the Xvnc process manually

    what does that mean?
    the guide has you start the VNC process while logged in as the new user you created. if i logged in as admin and tried to kill vncserver i got your same error. i did this and got it killed
    Code:
    $ su your_other_username
    Password:
    $ vncserver -kill :1
    Killing Xvnc process ID 24881

  9. BitTorrent   -   #9
    i solved it , i just had to log in as my new username. When i am connecting to vnc with localhost do i always have to keep putty connected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cow800 View Post
    i solved it , i just had to log in as my new username. When i am connecting to vnc with localhost do i always have to keep putty connected?
    nope

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