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    Default software install... noob question

    Hello,

    Just installed the latest version of opensuse on a computer which eventually I'd like to use as a file server.

    Now, I'm coming straight from the Windows platform so all of this seems mandarin to me..

    I've downloaded and successfully installed tight VNC but now that the installation is complete through Yast.. how do I run the program?
    How do I get an icon for said program onto the desktop?

    It's definitely not as easy as double clicking an executable lol, i dont even know where it's been installed to as it didnt ask for an installation directory.

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    Default Re: software install... noob question

    As usual swerdna (a really knowledgeable openSUSE guy) has all the answers for you...

    TightVNC (VNC Xvnc) on openSUSE as Client or Server (Remote Desktop Connections)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecip View Post
    Hello,

    Just installed the latest version of opensuse on a computer which eventually I'd like to use as a file server.

    Now, I'm coming straight from the Windows platform so all of this seems mandarin to me..

    I've downloaded and successfully installed tight VNC but now that the installation is complete through Yast.. how do I run the program?
    How do I get an icon for said program onto the desktop?

    It's definitely not as easy as double clicking an executable lol, i dont even know where it's been installed to as it didnt ask for an installation directory.
    You will find the most programs in your Start menu. They have search function. Type there the programs name, that's all.
    If the program isn't there, then you need to find the executable for it. In windows, you go to the place where the program was installed, and double click to the executable. In Linux: you need to open the Terminal, Konsole, whatever - the Command line .
    Like in windows you can search for all installed programs in Add Remove programs. Here is the alternative - a bit faster . Type in Command line (CLI) the following:
    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep tightvnc
    the output will be all installed packages containing the name tightvnc. Copy the FULL name (including number) of the tightvnc package, this is what you need. Now type this:
    Code:
    rpm -q --fileprovide <pasteHereTheFullName>
    This will output the complete list of files installed from this package. The executables are mostly in the /usr/bin/ directory.
    My output:
    Code:
    akoskm@linux-3fx0:~> rpm -q --fileprovide tightvnc-1.3.9-80.41                                                                              
    /etc/slp.reg.d                                                                                                                              
    /etc/slp.reg.d/vnc.reg                                                                                                                      
    /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2.d/services/vnc-httpd                                                                                           
    /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2.d/services/vnc-server                                                                                          
    /etc/xinetd.d/vnc                                                                                                                           
    /usr/bin/vnc_inetd_httpd                                                                                                                    
    /usr/bin/vncconnect                                                                                                                         
    /usr/bin/vncpasswd
    /usr/bin/vncpasswd.arg
    /usr/bin/vncserver
    /usr/bin/vncviewer
    /usr/share/doc/packages/tightvnc
    /usr/share/doc/packages/tightvnc/ChangeLog
    /usr/share/doc/packages/tightvnc/LICENCE.TXT
    /usr/share/doc/packages/tightvnc/README
    /usr/share/doc/packages/tightvnc/WhatsNew
    /usr/share/man/man1/vncconnect.1.gz
    /usr/share/man/man1/vncpasswd.1.gz
    /usr/share/man/man1/vncserver.1.gz
    /usr/share/man/man1/vncviewer.1.gz
    /usr/share/vnc
    /usr/share/vnc/classes
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/AuthPanel.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/ButtonPanel.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/CapabilityInfo.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/CapsContainer.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/ClipboardFrame.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/DesCipher.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/InStream.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/MemInStream.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/OptionsFrame.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/RecordingFrame.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/ReloginPanel.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/RfbProto.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/SessionRecorder.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/SocketFactory.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/VncCanvas.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/VncCanvas2.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/VncViewer.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/VncViewer.jar
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/ZlibInStream.class
    /usr/share/vnc/classes/index.vnc
    Now you can simple start any of these executables in the /usr/bin/ directory by typing them to the command line.
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    Default Re: software install... noob question

    hello,

    tried swerdna instructions. He says "The defaults are coded into the startup script xstartup located at /home/your_username/.vnc/xstartup."
    I do not have such a directory. In fact, searching the hard drive for xstartup yields no results.

    Ram88, typing rpm -qa | grep tightvnc into the command line does nothing.

    Sorry but, I'm lost.

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    Default Re: software install... noob question

    Ok, did that in the terminal. had the same results as you. but.. how do i know what the vnc server executable is? how do i know its running? and where is the GUI for tightvnc? and especially, how do i create a desktop icon for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecip View Post
    hello,

    tried swerdna instructions. He says "The defaults are coded into the startup script xstartup located at /home/your_username/.vnc/xstartup."
    I do not have such a directory. In fact, searching the hard drive for xstartup yields no results.

    Ram88, typing rpm -qa | grep tightvnc into the command line does nothing.

    Sorry but, I'm lost.
    I do not know VNC is all about, but I can suggest an easy way to get programs running. If you are using KDE, right click on the dektop, there you will find "run command" option. Click that and write the name of the program you want to open. In your case it is VNC. Type it and you will get a list of programs having something to do with VNC. Choose and run . It is just like run command in windows, but we get suggestions here. That is we do not need to remember the exact name of the program we need to open. This "Run Command" option is also there in GNOME, but as I do not use that I will not be able to tell you how to start this "Run Command" there.......

    Hope I am helpful

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    Default Re: software install... noob question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ecip View Post
    Ok, did that in the terminal. had the same results as you. but.. how do i know what the vnc server executable is? how do i know its running? and where is the GUI for tightvnc? and especially, how do i create a desktop icon for it?
    I've never used vnc, so I can't help you in this, but Google is your friend.
    You can create desktop icons on the traditionsl way, search the forum for it.
    As I mentioned in my first post, the executables are in the /usr/bin directory.
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    Default Re: software install... noob question

    swerdna says

    Starting TightVNC Server (Manually)

    Users who are logged on can start a server with a simple console command:

    * Starting the server from KDE4.x use the command:
    Code:
    dbus-launch vncserver
    * Starting the server from all other desktops (e.g. Gnome, KDE3.x):
    Code:
    vncserver

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    Default Re: software install... noob question

    holy moses... lol.. ok, i got it working. its in the usr/bin directory as vncviewer and it works just fine.

    thanks for the patience

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