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carmine65
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject: VNC Server to start at boot Reply with quote

Hi friends,

just would like to have tightvnc server to start at boot time so I can control SMS screen from another pc of my home LAN.

I put /usr/bin/vncserver in /etc/rc.d/rc.local

vncserver starts at boot but I get the following message:
vncserver: The USER environment variable is not set

(and the server isn't activated).

Tips for fixing that?

btw: if I start vncserver from a Putty terminal everything is OK, I can enter and operate a remote SMS desktop.

greetings!
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gerasimos_h
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Setup you password with "vncpassword", and edit
/etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers.conf
with your users like
Code:
VNCSERVERS="10:root"

And use /etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers to start at boot
place an entry in rc.local
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers start


Additionally configuration for sessions in
/etc/tightvncserver.conf

gerasimos_h

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carmine65
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerasimos_h wrote:
Setup you password with "vncpassword", and edit
/etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers.conf
with your users like
Code:
VNCSERVERS="10:root"

And use /etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers to start at boot
place an entry in rc.local
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers start


Additionally configuration for sessions in
/etc/tightvncserver.conf

gerasimos_h


Hi gerasimos_h

that's OK. followed your suggestions and vncserver is active now.
Only addition I did was to assign execution permission to /etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers

Greetings!
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Riothamus
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Joined: 03 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still getting the error. and I'm not sure why. Here are my files:

Code:

/etc/rc.d/vncservers
=============
#!/bin/sh
# 20130703, ahuston - new file.
# 20130703, ahuston - added VNCSERVERS to fix "vncserver: The USER environment variable is not set" during startup

# set VNCSERVERS
set_vncservers () {
  echo -n "Setting \"VNCSERVERS\": "
  VNCSERVERS="10:root"
  echo "done."
  return 0
}

case "$1" in
  start)
     set_vncservers
     ;;
  *)
     echo "Usage: /etc/rc.d/vncservers {start}"
     exit 1
esac

exit 0

/etc/rc.local
========
#!/bin/sh -e
#
# rc.local
#
# This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
# Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
# value on error.
#
# In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
# bits.
#
# By default this script does nothing.

# 20130703, ahuston - added VNCSERVERS to fix "vncserver: The USER environment variable is not set" during startup
/etc/rd.d/vncservers start

exit 0
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gerasimos_h
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At first is a typo
Code:
/etc/rd.d/vncservers start

and second you don't need to do that actually...
just type "vncpassword" as root and set your password...
edit /etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers.conf
make executable rc.vncservers
Code:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers

and start it with
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.vncservers start


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