Right, PLEASE GOD someone help me sort this out. I've tried every combination of every command that I've seen suggested in all the VNC-related posts on bbs.archlinux, but no joy :cry:
I wish to remotely connect to my currently active desktop (running arch) via an xp machine, using VNC. Firstly I did:
$ pacman -S x11vnc vnc // I installed vnc as well so as to get vncviewer
I then ran x11vnc -forever -display :0 from terminal inside xfce4. It ran fine, said it was on teardrop:0 (teardrop is the hostname of my machine). I then did vncviewer localhost:0 in another X display that I started, and I got a flickering black vncviewer window. I assumed that this meant I'd correctly run x11vnc, but simply needed to change the parameters to get the correct colour, res settings etc.
I then went onto my xp machine, and into vnc, and tried to connect to teardrop:0 ; it says that there's no such server. I've tried many different things to get vnc, and this series of events is merely the latest. Is there something I need to change in order to get my arch machine to listen on tcp/ip, or what? I'm getting really frustrated. I've tried alternatives to vnc, like freenx, but have had similar problems.
Please help :?
I justed tested here on my desktop:
pacman -S x11vnc
then started it with:
The VNC desktop is <hostname>:0
connected with vncviewer from my notebook by only typing the <hostname> into the VNC Server field.
Perhaps you have a firewall running that blocks connections on 5900?
Right, it seems I am a bit of a willy.
Yes, i tried to connect to my computer using the windows name when I don't have privileges to make dns entries on my local server.
All i need to use was my ip, not my computer name. please forward all abuse to my email address.
*cough* RETARD *cough*