[CentOS] VNC server problem

Joseph L. Casale JCasale at activenetwerx.com
Tue Jul 22 12:25:35 UTC 2008

>VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 1024x768 -depth 24"

Here you are starting a vncserver on port 5902 for user "vnc". Does he exist?

>here i have created a user vnc and set the password using vncpasswd cmd.


>then i started the vncserver
># vncserver
>        New 'localhost.localdomain:1 (gopinath)' desktop is
>        localhost.localdomain:1
>        Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
>        Log file is /root/.vnc/localhost.localdomain:1.log
>The above message was displayed about executing vncserver command. no OK
>status was displayed.

Well, you aren't seeing this message with that config. According to this, you
are starting a server on port 5901 for a user "gopinath" who appears to be root?

>then i used cmd
> vncviewer localhost.localdomain:5901
>it prompted for the passwd i gave the password then
>it started vncviewer but in that only cursor is displayed which can be
>moved. but no GUI display.
>Please help me on this if any one knows i am still a beginner to linux

You need to uncomment the two lines it says to uncomment in the file:
vi ~/.vnc/xstartup

Good luck,

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