I am trying to set up a vnc connection between 2 computers, but am having trouble so far.
In order to understand the concept, I am now simply trying to start a vnc server (using
x11vnc) and connect to it using
ssvnc on the same computer
This page supposedly explains how to do so.
Apparently, starting a vnc server should be as simple as downloading
x11vnc and using the command
x11vnc -display :0
The same page also contains a link to download
ssvnc, that can be used as a vnc client (link here for your convenience)
It states that in order to connect using the vnc client, suffice to unpack the tar.gz directory, then run
Then, I start ssvnc and type in user@localhost such as follow:
However when i press
connect, a xterm windows appears, with the following message:
The x11vnc docs mentions that a common gotcha is to set the Xauth - I tried to do that by re-running the server with
x11vnc -display :0 -auth /home/user/.Xauthority
But I received the same error message.
Anyone can help me out here with that basic test / problem?