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Old 14th December 2011, 01:31 PM
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Thumbs down global problem in x11vnc package

I'm sorry, i'm not too sure where to place this but the issue is:

1. yum install x11vnc - doesn't install the dependency 'tk'
2. /usr/share/applications/x11vnc.desktop - Exec= is wrong:

Code:
Exec=x11vnc -gui tray=setpass -rfbport PROMPT -bg -o %%HOME/.x11vnc.log.%%VNCDISPLAY
should be:

Code:
Exec=x11vnc -gui tray=setpass -rfbport PROMPT -bg -o %HOME/.x11vnc.log.%VNCDISPLAY
(without double %s)


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The problem is obvious as when executed directly in console, the output shows:

Code:
env: wish: No such file or directory
-- this is because wish is in the tk package

After installing tk:
Code:
...
14/12/2011 22:23:48 Expanded logfile to '%%HOME/.x11vnc.log.%phrixus:5900'
14/12/2011 22:23:48 Expanded logfile to '%/home/usrname/.x11vnc.log.%phrixus:5900'
error opening logfile: %/home/usrname/.x11vnc.log.%phrixus:5900
open: No such file or directory
...
-- notice how you only should have one '%' and therefore you cannot create a logfile, failing to start x11vnc server resulting in a x11vnc cannot connect to X server, screen :0...

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The surprise:

This must have gone unnoticed for a while now seeing as it affects both my:
i686 f15
x86_64 f16
This is surprising and really quite bad. No one uses x11vnc??

Last edited by 326bd935; 14th December 2011 at 02:14 PM. Reason: silly mistakes: file location, consistency.
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Old 23rd December 2011, 08:33 PM
krunge Offline
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Re: global problem in x11vnc package

Quote:
Originally Posted by 326bd935 View Post
This must have gone unnoticed for a while now seeing as it affects both my:
i686 f15
x86_64 f16
This is surprising and really quite bad. No one uses x11vnc??
I think most people using x11vnc launch it via cmdline or shell script and not via x11vnc.desktop (just my guess.)

The '%%" syntax appears to be part of the app.desktop spec:
http://standards.freedesktop.org/des...ec-latest.html
So perhaps this is a bug in the software in Fedora that launches apps?
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