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While logging through Remote desktop viewer it works for root, but not for other users (myuser)?.

Config /etc/sysconfig/vncservers: If I use root instead of myuser it works. But not for the linux user myuser and it gives the below error ?

#VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1024x768"
VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 1024x768"


Thu Jul 12 08:56:17 2012
 Connections: accepted: <ip>::58806
 SConnection: Client needs protocol version 3.8
 SConnection: Client requests security type VncAuth(2)

Thu Jul 12 08:56:29 2012
 SConnection: AuthFailureException: Authentication failure
 Connections: closed: <ip>::58806 (Authentication failure)
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Which VNC client are you using? Sounds like an incompatibility issue between the client and server. – Garrett Jul 12 '12 at 6:24

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