Xvnc doesn't work (kde4.4.4)

Dear All,

I would like to do remote access to my OpenSuSE 11.3 with vnc but it doesn’t work.
OpenSuSE 11.3 x32
updated time: 18.11.2010
Kde version: 4.4.4
Xvnc: xorg-x11-Xvnc-7.5_1.8.0-10.3.1

18/11/2010 10:01:34 key events received 1, pointer events 159
18/11/2010 10:01:34 framebuffer updates 18, rectangles 471, bytes 529608
18/11/2010 10:01:34 LastRect markers 3, bytes 36
18/11/2010 10:01:34 cursor shape updates 8, bytes 396
18/11/2010 10:01:34 cursor position updates 1, bytes 12
18/11/2010 10:01:34 tight rectangles 459, bytes 529164
18/11/2010 10:01:34 raw bytes equivalent 6484752, compression ratio 12.254711
18/11/2010 10:01:34 GenerateVncDisconnectedEvent
Error: Can’t open display: :1
Could not connect to D-Bus server: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoServer: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-1k20Tjlord: Kapcsolat elutasítva
startkde: Shutting down…
kdeinit4_wrapper: Warning: connect(/home/<user>/.kde4/socket-201xen/kdeinit4__1) failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can not contact kdeinit4!
startkde: Running shutdown scripts…
kded4: Fatal IO error: client killed
xprop: unable to open display ‘:1’
xprop: unable to open display ‘:1’
startkde: Done.
kdeinit4: sending SIGTERM to children.
kdeinit4: Exit.

Has somebody idea, what is the problem ?

Thanks for help.


There are two main ways for setting the VNC server in openSUSE. One is to start it using command “dbus-launch vncserver”. The other is in yast → xinetd GUI. Which are you using? If you are using the command line method of starting the VNC server, this tutorial covers a bunch of configuration bits and pieces: TightVNC (VNC Xvnc) on openSUSE as Client or Server (Remote Desktop Connections)

Thanks, but the solution way is tigervnc. tightvnc not so good.

Tigervnc is not in our repos as an RPM so it would be very difficult for new users to install. Moreover, TightVNC has been integrated with openSUSE (obviously with mixed success) and Tigervnc would not be able to function as well because it has not been integrated (de-bugged).

My mother’s PC in Canada is running a 64-bit openSUSE-11.3 (KDE4). My current main desktop PC here in Europe is running a 64-bit openSUSE-11.3 (KDE4).

Less than 3 hours ago I was accessing her PC’s desktop with vnc, from a continent away, fixing a minor Skype problem on her PC, and training her on some desktop things. I’ve been doing this successfully since November last year (when I installed 11.3 on her PC), and doing this for years when her PC had openSUSE-11.1. I’ve always used the same command line technique (for launching vnc where I pipe the connection through ssh).

But I don’t use tigervnc. I use x11vnc and vncviewer. The method I use works well for KDE. It does not work with Gnome.

This simple KDE way has also worked well for me.

I have been connecting to server openSUSE-11.3_32 (KDE4-LXDE) from client openSUSE-11.3_64 (KDE4), both on home LAN in my case.

But since installing openSUSE-11.4_64 (KDE4) on the client box (with same network and firewall settings) the vcnviewer hangs (with no output) and times out without generating a vnc X-window display. The KRDC GUI also hangs.

I have re-read the x11vnc man page; swerdna’s How To and the developer’s guide all to no avail.

Most likely user error but perhaps something relevant is changed in openSUSE-11.4?

Still puzzled about this. However this post helped.