Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I came across novnc in a yum search, and wanted to use it so I installed. However, there is no information on how to actually use it. The novnc_server command exits with "Could not find vnc.html". The man page and --help menu are of no help. The README on github says: "Use the launch script to start a mini-webserver and the WebSockets proxy (websockify)." Which is also, of no help. The fedora and CentOS wiki have no info.

share|improve this question
    
which yum repository does novnc belongs to?. I tried installing it using yum install novnc but couldn't find any results –  irraju Nov 13 '12 at 21:51
    
EPEL fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL, and I actually never got the application to work in CentOS... –  hyphen this Nov 13 '12 at 23:00
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

You can probably get things working by running the launch script (named novnc_server in the CentOS install) from the noVNC data directory:

cd /usr/share/novnc
novnc_server

Alternatively you can bypass the launcher script and just use websockify directly with explicit options:

websockify --web /usr/share/novnc 6080 localhost:5900

I've just pushed an update to noVNC that should allow launch.sh (novnc_server) to find /usr/share/novnc automatically but that will take a while to percolate into the distributions.

share|improve this answer
    
I am not able to have this work on CentOS. Any suggestions or pointers will be highly appreciated. –  irraju Nov 14 '12 at 17:03
    
A little more info on what problem you are having would be appreciated. Note if this is your question: stackoverflow.com/questions/13369727/… note that I just pushed a fix when using python2.4 (such as on old installs of CentOS). –  kanaka Nov 14 '12 at 17:32
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.