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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.

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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, and I actually never got the application to work in CentOS... – hyphen this Nov 13 '12 at 23:00
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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

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 (novnc_server) to find /usr/share/novnc automatically but that will take a while to percolate into the distributions.

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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:… 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

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