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    x11vnc

    installed x11vnc and set up a password for it with
    Code:
    x11vnc -storepasswd
    but it doesnt prompt for a password it just lets me straight in? Also tried
    Code:
    x11vnc -forever -usepw
    but same.

    What bit am I doing wrong?

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    From memory (and it was a while ago) I used to use -rfbauth ~/.vncpasswd

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    running that doesnt return me to the terminal just sits there...:

    Code:
    root@nagios:~# x11vnc -rfbauth ~/.vncpasswd
    09/11/2009 09:37:34 passing arg to libvncserver: -rfbauth
    09/11/2009 09:37:34 passing arg to libvncserver: /root/.vncpasswd
    09/11/2009 09:37:34 x11vnc version: 0.9.3 lastmod: 2007-09-30
    09/11/2009 09:37:34
    09/11/2009 09:37:34 *** XOpenDisplay failed. No -display or DISPLAY.
    09/11/2009 09:37:34 *** Trying ":0" in 4 seconds.  Press Ctrl-C to abort.
    09/11/2009 09:37:34 *** 1 2 3 4
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 *** XOpenDisplay of ":0" successful.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 Using X display :0
    09/11/2009 09:37:38
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 ------------------ USEFUL INFORMATION ------------------
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 X DAMAGE available on display, using it for polling hints.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   To disable this behavior use: '-noxdamage'
    09/11/2009 09:37:38
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 Wireframing: -wireframe mode is in effect for window moves.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   If this yields undesired behavior (poor response, painting
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   errors, etc) it may be disabled:
    09/11/2009 09:37:38    - use '-nowf' to disable wireframing completely.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38    - use '-nowcr' to disable the Copy Rectangle after the
    09/11/2009 09:37:38      moved window is released in the new position.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   Also see the -help entry for tuning parameters.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   You can press 3 Alt_L's (Left "Alt" key) in a row to
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   repaint the screen, also see the -fixscreen option for
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   periodic repaints.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 XFIXES available on display, resetting cursor mode
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   to: '-cursor most'.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   to disable this behavior use: '-cursor arrow'
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   or '-noxfixes'.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 using XFIXES for cursor drawing.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 GrabServer control via XTEST.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 Scroll Detection: -scrollcopyrect mode is in effect to
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   use RECORD extension to try to detect scrolling windows
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   (induced by either user keystroke or mouse input).
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   If this yields undesired behavior (poor response, painting
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   errors, etc) it may be disabled via: '-noscr'
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   Also see the -help entry for tuning parameters.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   You can press 3 Alt_L's (Left "Alt" key) in a row to
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   repaint the screen, also see the -fixscreen option for
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   periodic repaints.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 XKEYBOARD: number of keysyms per keycode 6 is greater
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   than 4 and 288 keysyms are mapped above 4.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   Automatically switching to -xkb mode.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   If this makes the key mapping worse you can
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   disable it with the "-noxkb" option.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38   Also, remember "-remap DEAD" for accenting characters.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 X FBPM extension not supported.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 X display is capable of DPMS.
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 --------------------------------------------------------
    09/11/2009 09:37:38
    09/11/2009 09:37:38 Default visual ID: 0x21
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 Read initial data from X display into framebuffer.
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 initialize_screen: fb_depth/fb_bpp/fb_Bpl 24/32/5120
    09/11/2009 09:37:39
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 X display :0.0 is 32bpp depth=24 true color
    09/11/2009 09:37:39
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 Autoprobing TCP port
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 Autoprobing selected port 5901
    09/11/2009 09:37:39
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 Xinerama is present and active (e.g. multi-head).
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 Xinerama: enabling -xwarppointer mode to try to correct
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 Xinerama: mouse pointer motion. XTEST+XINERAMA bug.
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 Xinerama: Use -noxwarppointer to force XTEST.
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 fb read rate: 9 MB/sec
    09/11/2009 09:37:39 screen setup finished.
    09/11/2009 09:37:39
    
    The VNC desktop is:      nagios.myschool.1
    PORT=5901
    
    ******************************************************************************
    Have you tried the x11vnc '-ncache' VNC client-side pixel caching feature yet?
    
    The scheme stores pixel data offscreen on the VNC viewer side for faster
    retrieval.  It should work with any VNC viewer.  Try it by running:
    
        x11vnc -ncache 10 ...
    
    more info: http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/#faq-client-caching

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    running that doesnt return me to the terminal just sits there
    That's what the -forever switch is meant to do. I have these notes in my setup checklist for Ubuntu 9.04 (password changed to "bananas" as an example):

    apt-get install x11vnc
    mkdir /root/.vnc/

    x11vnc -storepasswd bananas /root/.vnc/passwd

    Add to /etc/rc.local:
    sleep 5
    /usr/bin/x11vnc -o /var/log/x11vnc.log -rfbauth /root/.vnc/passwd -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -display :0 -noxfixes -loopbg -forever

    Edit BOTH /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom and /etc/gdm/gdm.conf:
    In [daemon] section, make sure you have the line:
    KillInitClients=false

    Reboot

    The above results in a 9.04 machine that, on boot, lets you log in and control the machine's display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    That's what the -forever switch is meant to do. I have these notes in my setup checklist for Ubuntu 9.04 (password changed to "bananas" as an example):

    apt-get install x11vnc
    mkdir /root/.vnc/

    x11vnc -storepasswd bananas /root/.vnc/passwd

    Add to /etc/rc.local:
    sleep 5
    /usr/bin/x11vnc -o /var/log/x11vnc.log -rfbauth /root/.vnc/passwd -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -display :0 -noxfixes -loopbg -forever

    Edit BOTH /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom and /etc/gdm/gdm.conf:
    In [daemon] section, make sure you have the line:
    KillInitClients=false

    Reboot

    The above results in a 9.04 machine that, on boot, lets you log in and control the machine's display.

    --
    David Hicks
    Cheers, Ill give that a go in the morning

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