VNC hangs my RedHat system
Posted on 2005-05-12
System is RedHat ES v3, with all the up2date packages.
I modified my X environment, so that VNC will display my root display....same as I do on all my systems...
To section Section "Module" add
To section Section "Screen"add
Option "passwordFile" "/root/.vnc/passwd"
Then rebooted. From any remote system, I use vncviewer, and connect to hostname:0. It prompts me for my password, so I know vnc is working. If I enter a bad password, it tells me.
However, if I enter the correct password, my vncviewer displays a black screen, and my RedHat server crashes. Hard. No local mouse/keyboard, all SSH sessions hang, etc. I have to reboot.
I have even tried vncviewer locally, to localhost:0 and it still crashes my system. But this works on other RedHat v3 systems.