1

Debian 7.7 Wheezy, xorg, SLIM, i3

I'm unable to have x11vnc -usepw -forever started with SLIM, to offer a vnc connection on boot, as I do not have a monitor attached to the computer. I tried to add sessionstart_cmd /usr/bin/x11vnc -usepw -forever to the /etc/slim.conf but that didn't seem to help. I have a ssh service running on boot, so I thought I could just ssh to the machine and start x11vnc then use the remote desktop connection, but the command fails as it is unable to x11vnc was unable to open the X DISPLAY: ":0", it cannot continue. (tried display 0-9)..

How can I enable x11vnc on boot or start it via ssh?

  • Have you seen this Q&A? – Joseph R. Oct 23 '14 at 8:28
  • yes but the display manager differs, I didn't quite understand the first posted solution so I can't get to a solution myself and the second solution is for vnc4server – Daedalus Mythos Oct 23 '14 at 8:33
0

I ran into a similar issue with my setup on an OUYA. I have the SLIM login window running Xfce4, and I also have SSH too. I found the MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE file (/var/run/slim.auth), and I was able to connect to the display right away after running the command in SSH. The command that worked for me was:

    x11vnc -auth /var/run/slim.auth

I hope this will yield the result you were looking for.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.