openSUSE 11.1: Setting up VNC

Hey all,
I need some guidance on setting up VNC on openSUSE. I can’t set up a VNC Server through the options. I’m trying again…

VNC in openSUSE is a bit quirky for the time being with the KDE4 issues, but there are workarounds which are are fully discussed below. I suggest turning off the offerings in Xinetd and going with a hand-tailored install as in the following Tutorial on VNC server using TightNC, openSUSE’s default package:
TightVNC (VNC Xvnc) on openSUSE as Client or Server (Remote Desktop Connections)

The installation is in this section: Installation & Configuration
and running the Server is in this section: TightVNC Server Running as a Service

In addition to Swerdna’s (as usual) good advice, you might have to do what I did. If the VNC access is really important to you and you continue to have problems with 11.1 (as I did), simply back off to Opensuse 10.3 for now. Just re-install.

That’s a bit of work though, so hopefully, Swerdna’s tips will sort things out for you. If not, though, 10.3 is always an option.

Here’s hoping that 11.2, which is due out this fall, will address this. :slight_smile:

Did you try getting the Server in 11.1 to serve a Gnome or a KDE3 Desktop? You can get 11.1 to serve any desktop. By this I mean that regardless of which Desktop is installed on the zero screen (that is not served out :N = :0), you can serve any Desktop style on the :N > :0 Service. Under those circumstances AFAIK Gnome and KDE3 behave perfectly.