Also, the March, 2003 Issue of Linux Magazine contains two articles
regarding VNC. There is an article on p. 42 re: using XDMCP with VNC (can
make the use of VNC a little less clumsy if you currently ssh in, start the
VNC server, supply the session and all that). Also there is an introduction
article re: VNC on p. 62.
btw this is not meant as a flame.
> > > Your vncserver is probably running during system startup. Therefore,
> > > it will run as root.
> > Bzzt, wrong, but thanks for playing. :-)
> > Check /etc/sysconfig/vncservers -- the init.d script uses that list and
> > the su command to start each user's vncserver under the appropriate uid,
> > not as root. You do have to set a vncpasswd though, and that probably
> > means creating the ~username/.vnc directory first. They seem to have
> > left that step out.
> > And oh, yeah, it (now) uses the owner's chosen window manager, not just
> > twm.
> > Sorry, I don't mean to be a jerk about it -- it is hard to keep up.
> > Let's just say you might be pleasantly surprised if you were to do a
> > bare-metal install of a recent distro.
> Ah, I was not aware of that file. It certainly makes it easier. After
> installing vnc, and setting it to autostart using the Services gui
> tool, it starts up vncserver as root (and using TWM)... I guess thats
> because a fresh install of redhat 8 does not have any uncommented
> entries in this config file. I was simply applying my experiences as a
> linux noob trying to help another out :) I didnt really expect to get
> flamed for it.