I am trying to get VNC server on a fedora core 11 box and can't get it to run. The log contents are below. Any ideas what should be done here?

Couldn't open RGB_DB '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb'

Xvnc Free Edition 4.1.3 - built Oct 15 2008 12:55:42 Copyright (C) 2002-2008 RealVNC Ltd. See http://www.realvnc.com for information on VNC. Underlying X server release 40201000, The XFree86 Project, Inc

Wed Sep 16 17:45:43 2009 vncext: VNC extension running! vncext: Listening for VNC connections on port 5901 vncext: created VNC server for screen 0 error opening security policy file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/, removing from list!

Fatal server error: could not open default font 'fixed' vncconfig: unable to open display "vivekian.com:1" xrdb: Connection refused xrdb: Can't open display 'vivekian.com:1' xmodmap: unable to open display 'vivekian.com:1' $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X server.

Update :

I am using RealVNC - Downloaded the package from its website and unzipped it. Copied the binary images to /usr/bin.

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    Which VNC package are you using ? The Fedora project switched to TigerVNC with Fedora 11, but it looks as if you may be using something different. Can you indicatehow you installed your VNC package as well ? Sep 16, 2009 at 15:14
  • I am using RealVNC - Downloaded the package from its website and unzipped it. Copied the scripts from the RealVNC folder to /usr/bin. I have a feeling it has probably overwritten TigerVNC - since its scripts were of the same name ?
    – vivekian2
    Sep 16, 2009 at 16:06

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Looking around the Web for references to your error message, I couldn't find any obvious solutions, but I think it may be that the RealVNC package isn't compatible with the X libraries used in Fedora 11. I'd recommend uninstalling RealVNC and trying TigerVNC (installed via yum), as this will have been tested to be compatible with Fedora 11.

  • Agreed, you're almost always better off going with the packaged version of a piece of software rather than rolling your own.
    – Ophidian
    Oct 3, 2009 at 14:26

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