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I am trying to configure openSUSE 11.2 "Emerald" for Remote access, and having a problem

What I have done:

  1. Using YaST -> Network Devices -> Remote Administering -> Allow Remote Administration

  2. Firewall is disabled

  3. I have installed free RealVNC on Windows XP

Problem when I try to use RealVNC to connect to:

  • 192.168.XXX.XXX:5900 it gives me error "unable to connect to host: Connection refused (10061)"

  • 192.168.XXX.XXX:5901 gives me a black screen with mouse pointer

In browser is the same results with just different ports 5800 and 5801

What I have missed?


Yes, it worked. What I have done is:

  1. Open Gnome Terminal
  2. Type command "vncserver"
  3. Enter client access password
  4. Open File Browser -> View -> Show hidden files
  5. Open ~home/.vnc folder
  6. Open xstartup file in gedit
  7. Replace existing code with next 2 lines:
/usr/bin/gnome &

And it start working, thanks to Jed Daniels

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I am experiencing the same issue with the black screen - I changed from twm & to gnome & but still no luck – JohnIdol Jun 19 '11 at 18:51
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It sounds like you probably are getting connected, but don't have any X desktop configured. Check out this page for instructions on configuring a different desktop manager (you can probably skip the sections about installation and go right to the section on Configuring).

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Also you can configure various attributes of the VNC desktop by editing /etc/xinetd.d/vnc (You can have multiple VNC ports with different configs. You can change dimensions and color resolution, service port, the vnc server binary (you can use a traditional X server instead of Gnome/KDE desktop with background and taskbar etc.))

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you must change X example for LXDE

/usr/bin/lxsession &
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Can you contribute more or explain how this is different from the already accepted answer? – Brent Pabst Nov 20 '12 at 15:42

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