VNC on Opensuse 11.4

Hi there,

I want to administrate a network from my home computer. Suppose this infrastructure:

HOME: Opensuse 12.1
MOUSEHOLE: Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS
REMOTE: Opensuse 11.4

Only MOUSEHOLE can be reached via the internet, so I ssh-pipe the connection:

ssh -C -L 5901:localhost:5901 ME@MOUSEHOLE
and there:
ssh -C -L 5901:localhost:5901 ME@REMOTE

With that connection, I open a second console and start
vncviewer localhost::5901

and get to the KDE-Login on REMOTE … but when I login, the connection suddenly closes.

Console log:

Connected to RFB server, using protocol version 3.7
Enabling TightVNC protocol extensions
No authentication needed
Desktop name "nobody's x11 desktop (REMOTE:1)"
VNC server default format:
  16 bits per pixel.
  Least significant byte first in each pixel.
  True colour: max red 31 green 63 blue 31, shift red 11 green 5 blue 0
Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontStruct
Using default colormap which is TrueColor.  Pixel format:
  32 bits per pixel.
  Least significant byte first in each pixel.
  True colour: max red 255 green 255 blue 255, shift red 16 green 8 blue 0
ShmCleanup called
Using shared memory PutImage
Same machine: preferring raw encoding
vncviewer: VNC server closed connection
ShmCleanup called

What’s the problem?

Btw: VNC is enabled via YaST on HOME and REMOTE. “vncviewer localhost::5901” (ie VNC from HOME to HOME) works.

> What’s the problem?

-=WELCOME=- new poster, but i’m trying to figure out what your problem
has to do with virtualization?

are any of HOME, MOUSEHOLE or REMOTE running in a VM (what version of
which VM?) or hosting a VM (which?) that you believe might be the root
cause of your problem…

and, if you do believe it is a VM problem, please explain in what way,
and what error messages lead you to that conclusion…thanks.

or, is this a straight networking issue (if so, you should PM a monitor
and ask it be moved to the correct forum)…

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