[Newbies] Re: Troubleshooting headless running of RFB

John Chandler morph at growler.net
Wed Jul 16 10:51:44 UTC 2008

On Jul 16, 2008, at 1:06 AM, Klaus D. Witzel wrote:
> Hi John,
> on Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:48:42 +0200, you wrote:
>> I installed the RFB (vnc viewer/server) package on my Debian server,
>> to which I don't have console access.  There appears to be a problem
>> with it, because the connection is refused.
>> I loaded the package on my laptop, started the server, and verified
>> that I could connect to it with Chicken of the VNC.  I did not stop
>> the server, I saved the changes with a slightly altered name, and
>> scp'd the image and changes files that had that altered name over to
>> the Debian machine.
>> I started squeak with the command,
>>      nohup squeak -headless ~/squeaks/*image &
>> (in the directory, "squeaks," there are two files, the image and the
>> changes)
>> This process appears to be running.  "ps -ef" shows:
>>      squeakvm -headless [~]/squeaks/Squeak3.9-final-7067_RFB.image  
>> squeak.image
>> When I use Chicken to try to start a session, changing only the
>> hostname (which is a raw IP address), I get a "connection refused"
>> message.
>> I have been told by this ISP that they are not blocking port 5900,  
>> and
>> I ran in.telnetd in debug mode on port 5900 and got a connection, so
>> it appears that this is true.  The nohup.out file is still zero
>> length.  Are there any other log files that might be informative?  Is
>> there something that netstat would reveal about whether the RFB app
>> came up properly and is actually listening on 5900?  Any other clues?
> Did you configure RFBServer to allow remote connections?

I just checked, and all the "connections" buttons are active (filled  
in).  I am sure I
haven't messed with that since saving.  However, it can't hurt to  
save and copy

> Before you saved the snapshot, did you close all connections (also  
> from RFBServer's connections submenue)?

No.  I guess you're saying that I should.  Right?

> HTH.
> /Klaus
>> -jmc
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