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    Question Remote Administration with openSUSE 12.3

    Hey guys,

    I enabled this, configured /etc.xinet.d/vnc to use 5901 with my username, created a vnc password using vncpasswd for my user, but when I try to connect it says:

    no password configured for vnc auth

    What else do I need to do?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurgen73 View Post
    Hey guys,

    I enabled this, configured /etc.xinet.d/vnc to use 5901 with my username, created a vnc password using vncpasswd for my user, but when I try to connect it says:

    no password configured for vnc auth

    What else do I need to do?

    Thanks,
    So I am no expert on desktop remote control, but I just used VNC/Krfb to remote an openSUSE 12.3 KDE desktop to an openSUSE 12.2 PC running VNC/Remmina and it worked just fine. ON the openSUSE 12.3 I did three things:

    1) Enabled Services in Firewall for VNC:




    2) I enabled VNC from Terminal:

    Code:
    vncserver :1
    3) I fired up Krfb and configured as seen here:



    4) Opened up Remmina on remote openSUSE 12.2 (where VNC had already been setup and Firewall opened)



    And it all works like a champ. So perhaps you are missing a step or two?

    Thank You,
    Last edited by jdmcdaniel3; 20-Mar-2013 at 18:44.
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    Hello James,

    I followed your instructions, and it sucks this way, I configured Krfb to "NOT TO ASK BEFORE ACCEPTING CONNECTIONS", but when I checked if it worked, I never got my desktop on the remote computer, what I did get was the question asking me to allow the connection I opened from the Remote computer, even though this was turned off.

    What happened with the previous way OpenSUSE had in 12.2 that one worked perfectly fine?

    Thanks anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurgen73 View Post
    Hello James,

    I followed your instructions, and it sucks this way, I configured Krfb to "NOT TO ASK BEFORE ACCEPTING CONNECTIONS", but when I checked if it worked, I never got my desktop on the remote computer, what I did get was the question asking me to allow the connection I opened from the Remote computer, even though this was turned off.

    What happened with the previous way OpenSUSE had in 12.2 that one worked perfectly fine?

    Thanks anyway.
    Since this procedure does work, there must be some detail that is not correct on your setup. Don't forget the firewall setting on both PC's. I can say that it did not work in openSUSE 12.3 RC2 for me, but does work in final. I did a clean install on all PC's I used this on and it does work between openSUSE 12.2 and 12.3 in both directions. I only use KDE and always load a desktop. It may be time to post some terminal sessions so we can see and/or screen captures pasted here: SUSE Paste ( Why not save it as a file and post it here: SUSE Paste, select image over code (top right), set delete after to never,keep image under 512 meg, Gwenview is great is resizing images when needed. Post a link to the image in your next message).

    Thank You,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    Since this procedure does work, there must be some detail that is not correct on your setup. Don't forget the firewall setting on both PC's. I can say that it did not work in openSUSE 12.3 RC2 for me, but does work in final. I did a clean install on all PC's I used this on and it does work between openSUSE 12.2 and 12.3 in both directions. I only use KDE and always load a desktop. It may be time to post some terminal sessions so we can see and/or screen captures pasted here: SUSE Paste ( Why not save it as a file and post it here: SUSE Paste, select image over code (top right), set delete after to never,keep image under 512 meg, Gwenview is great is resizing images when needed. Post a link to the image in your next message).

    Thank You,
    Both of the firewalls are turned off, also, this what I'm trying to connect:

    Server: OpenSUSE 12.3 using Remote Adminitration (so I can login using VNC Client)
    Client: Windows 7 Machine using VNC Client

    With OpenSUSE 12.2 I could Login from a VNC session, but with 12.3 and the instructions that James posted I need to leave my user logged on to get the connection, I don't want/need that, what I need is to be able to login to my OpenSUSE server using VNC Client using port 5901 or suseserver:1 for my user configured in /etc/xinet.d/vnc, but this is giving me the no password error which also exist in my user's $HOME/.vnc

    Thanks

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    Question Re: Remote Administration with openSUSE 12.3

    Quote Originally Posted by jurgen73 View Post
    Both of the firewalls are turned off, also, this what I'm trying to connect:

    Server: OpenSUSE 12.3 using Remote Adminitration (so I can login using VNC Client)
    Client: Windows 7 Machine using VNC Client

    With OpenSUSE 12.2 I could Login from a VNC session, but with 12.3 and the instructions that James posted I need to leave my user logged on to get the connection, I don't want/need that, what I need is to be able to login to my OpenSUSE server using VNC Client using port 5901 or suseserver:1 for my user configured in /etc/xinet.d/vnc, but this is giving me the no password error which also exist in my user's $HOME/.vnc

    Thanks
    So from the Windows 7 computer using a VNC client, are you expecting to remote in using a terminal session or to remote a KDE or GNOME desktop?

    Thank You,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    So from the Windows 7 computer using a VNC client, are you expecting to remote in using a terminal session or to remote a KDE or GNOME desktop?

    Thank You,
    I am using KDE, since GDM has not worked for me, I already reported a bug with GDM with OpenSUSE and GNOME, but I don't know how far it's gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurgen73 View Post
    I am using KDE, since GDM has not worked for me, I already reported a bug with GDM with OpenSUSE and GNOME, but I don't know how far it's gone.
    So, to get to the point of the question, you are trying to remote control a KDE desktop, version 4.10 running in openSUSE 12.3 using a VNC client run from a Windows 7 PC. The primary differences from older openSUSE versions is a newer kernel and a newer KDE version in openSUSE 12.3 and perhaps the VNC version as well. The fixes may require a newer version of VNC in Windows 7. What is the version and source of your Windows 7 VNC client and can it be updated? In openSUSE 12.3, upgrading anything is a problem with such a new product, but I would suggest a kernel update because it can cause video issues, though there is no indication video is the problem in this case. Can you find a newer VNC client for Windows that is suggested to work with KDE 4.10? You can find a way to upgrade your kernel version here: openSUSE and Installing New Linux Kernel Versions - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

    Thank You,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    So, to get to the point of the question, you are trying to remote control a KDE desktop, version 4.10 running in openSUSE 12.3 using a VNC client run from a Windows 7 PC. The primary differences from older openSUSE versions is a newer kernel and a newer KDE version in openSUSE 12.3 and perhaps the VNC version as well. The fixes may require a newer version of VNC in Windows 7. What is the version and source of your Windows 7 VNC client and can it be updated? In openSUSE 12.3, upgrading anything is a problem with such a new product, but I would suggest a kernel update because it can cause video issues, though there is no indication video is the problem in this case. Can you find a newer VNC client for Windows that is suggested to work with KDE 4.10? You can find a way to upgrade your kernel version here: openSUSE and Installing New Linux Kernel Versions - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

    Thank You,
    I tried with 2 versions of VNC, (VNC Clients from RealVNC and TightVNC), both latest versions of it, both gave me the same no password error, any other ideas?

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    Question Re: Remote Administration with openSUSE 12.3

    Quote Originally Posted by jurgen73 View Post
    I tried with 2 versions of VNC, (VNC Clients from RealVNC and TightVNC), both latest versions of it, both gave me the same no password error, any other ideas?
    And the new kernel idea? What about that one?

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