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Lab 5.8 error, vncserver@42 not found

justineratliff Posts: 7
edited July 2022 in LFS211 Class Forum

I cannot get the vnc service to begin. I made the /etc/systemd/[email protected] file. Here is my file configuration:

Description=Remote desktop service (VNC) on port :%I
After=syslog.target network.target


ExecStartPre=-/usr/bin/vncserver -kill :%i
ExecStart=/usr/bin/vncserver :%i -localhost
ExecStop=-/usr/bin/vncserver -kill :%i


I changed ownership to justine using chown command.
sudo systemctl start vncserver42.service gives the "service not found " error

I must be missing something. Any help apppreciated


  • fcioanca
    fcioanca Posts: 1,721

    Hi @justineratliff

    What course is this related to? We recommend that you post course-specific questions in the course forum - this way, the course forum moderators will help out, and it will be helpful for other learners encountering the same issues - forums are not just a way to ask for help, but also a great resource, as you can search to see what other questions or issues were raised before, and if there are already solutions posted.

    Thank you,
    The Linux Foundation Training Team

  • luisviveropena
    luisviveropena Posts: 1,086
    edited July 2022

    Moved to the correct forum.

  • lee42x
    lee42x Posts: 380

    Please examine 5.8.3 for the syntax for starting the server on port 42 and 43, the @# tells systemd what port number to use.


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