Question about VNC

JoeHill joehill-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at
Tue Dec 2 12:33:38 UTC 2003

On Tue, 2 Dec 2003 06:55:43 -0500
"Sidney Shapiro" <sidney-3Kd7Tu4o6f/sBN0MCq728g at> wrote:

> Fatal server error:
> Server is already active for display 0
>         If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
>         and start again.

VNC is already using display 0, so you would have to do:

startx -- :1

Question, though. The whole point of VNC is that you have an X desktop open from
the remote machine. Why start *another* X session on top of it?

Instead, on the remote machine, there should be a ~/.vnc dir, create a file
called xstartup, make it executable, and then edit it to start whatever desktop
or window manager you want to run on VNC.

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