[kde-solaris] kde 3.1.4 and VNC on solaris 8
Missner, T. R.
T.R.Missner at Level3.com
Mon Jan 19 20:13:04 CET 2004
Thanks for the info Stefan.
I will try libVncServer.
Incidentally, I finished installing kde 3.1.5 this morning ( built with
gcc 3 ) and it did the exact same thing 3.1.4 did when I tried to use it
Senior Software Engineer
Softswitch Integration and Development
Level (3) Communications
From: Stefan Teleman [mailto:steleman at nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 11:41 AM
To: KDE Solaris; Missner, T. R.
Subject: Re: [kde-solaris] kde 3.1.4 and VNC on solaris 8
VNC from realvnc.com does not seem to work on Solaris (found a lot of
documentation about this on Google, along with my own unsuccessful
However, LibVNCServer written by Johannes E. Schindelin works very
well. I have built it a couple weeks ago and i have been testing it
extensively between KDE's (Solaris and Linux) and between KDE and
Windows XP, and it seems to work quite well. It is also able to
connect to display :0, which is very nice. Kind of strange to see a
Windows XP desktop on a Sun. :-)
As far as VNC on Windows XP goes, i have been using the binary Win32
VNC build from realvnc.com.
I even have a Sun pkg built for LibVNCServer 0.6. I will upload it
today (it's not very big). To install it, the usual pkgadd, it
installs under /opt/fsw4sun/*. There is a simple shell script named
'runVNC' (in /opt/fsw4sun/examples/) which is a sample startup shell
script -- it needs very few tweaks to work on your machine. To use
authentication, you can use the 'storepasswd' binary which comes with
On Monday 19 January 2004 13:23, Missner, T. R. wrote:
> Has anyone had any luck getting VNC to work with KDE 3.1.4 on
> Solaris 8? I had VNC working with kde 2.x on a different machine
> but when I try to get it to work with kde 3.1.4 the VNC screen goes
> blank after 'configuring peripherals'.
> I have checked all the permissions on the various directories KDE
> and VNC use in /tmp and all seem ok. I have tried with brand new
> users that have no dt settings or .kde directories and always it
> goes blank after configuring peripherals.
> I tried commenting out all the sound stuff in the startkde script (
> I was thinking maybe it was having trouble with the sound drivers
> ), again no luck.
> I can't get krdc to work either. The process will run and I have
> verified it is listening on port 5900 but when I try to connect via
> a vncviewer it just hangs. Tried to use the built in client ( kr??
> ) but the connect button was always greyed and disabled even after
> an ip was typed.
> Also I have VNC working on the same machine launching either CDE or
> T.R. Missner
> Senior Software Engineer
> Softswitch Integration and Development
> Level (3) Communications
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steleman at nyc.rr.com -Monty Python
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