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

  • 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

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).


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.))


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? Nov 20 '12 at 15:42

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