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VNC on Sco Open Server

© August 2005 Ted Summers

I am running SCO OSR 5.0.4

To setup VNC server for SCO5

Get gzcat, zlib, and TightVNC server for SCO 5

In a web browser go to the following URL: ftp://ftp2.sco.com/skunkware/osr5/bin/

Right click and "save Link as" on the file: gzcat

Next URL: ftp://ftp2.sco.com/skunkware/osr5/vols/

Right click and "save Link as" on the file: zlib-1.1.4-VOLS.tar

Next URL: ftp://ftp2.sco.com/skunkware/osr5/www/tightvnc/

Right click and "save Link as" on the file: tightvnc-1.2.2-dist.tar.gz

You now have the necessary files. FTP "put" them onto your SCO

ftp servername
cd /tmp
put gzcat
put zlib-1.1.4-VOLS.tar
put tightvnc-1.2.2-dist.tar.gz

go to your SCO5 box and do the following:

cd /tmp
cp gzcat /usr/bin
cp gzcat /bin
tar xvf zlib-1.1.4-VOLS.tar

Go into Software manager (or custom), add new software- media images--- /tmp exit software manager

gzcat tightvnc-1.2.2-dist.tar.gz |tar xvf -
ln -s /etc/init.d/vncserver /etc/rc2.d/S99vncserver
mkdir /usr/X11R6
mkdir /usr/X11R6/lib
ln -s /usr/lib/X11 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11

create a folder in the root called '.vnc'

cd .vnc
vi xstartup

type in the following lines:

 PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin/X11 ; export PATH
 [ -f $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
 scosession &

SAVE and EXIT out of vi

add to the appropriate place in the ports listing of '/etc/services':

vnc640          5950/tcp
vnc800          5951/tcp
vnc1024         5952/tcp

add to the end of '/etc/inetd.conf'

vnc640  stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/local/bin/Xvnc Xvnc -inetd -query -once -depth 16 -geometry 640x480
vnc800  stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/local/bin/Xvnc Xvnc -inetd -query -once -depth 16 -geometry 800x640
vnc1024 stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/local/bin/Xvnc Xvnc -inetd -query -once -depth 16 -geometry 1024x768

/etc/init.d/vncserver start

after you set the password (only need to do that once, it won't ask next time you run it) it's now running, REBOOT for everything to be working (I know, I know- you could just stop the inetd service, but I just want to make sure everything goes fine after a reboot).

Test it with the VNC viewer of your choice on another computer.

See also Openserver vnc

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