Bug 678150 - VNC install w/ password, fails to establish password for VNC session
Summary: VNC install w/ password, fails to establish password for VNC session
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Gracik
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedBlocker
Depends On:
Blocks: F15Beta, F15BetaBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-02-16 21:42 UTC by James Laska
Modified: 2013-09-02 06:53 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-15.26-1.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-04-05 21:39:38 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda.log (7.06 KB, text/plain)
2011-02-16 21:42 UTC, James Laska
no flags Details
/tmp/vncserver.log (960 bytes, text/plain)
2011-02-16 21:43 UTC, James Laska
no flags Details
/tmp/program.log (19.21 KB, text/plain)
2011-02-16 21:43 UTC, James Laska
no flags Details

Description James Laska 2011-02-16 21:42:41 UTC
Created attachment 479216 [details]

Description of problem:

When doing a VNC installation, it appears there is an error while setting the VNC session password.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
 * anaconda-15.20-1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot installer and initiate a VNC session
2. When prompted provide a password

Actual results:

On tty1 ...
16:35:30 The VNC server is now running.
setting param SecurityTypes=VncAuth failed
setting param rfbauth=/tmp/vncpassword failed

I can connect to the VNC session, without being prompt for a password

Expected results:

Attempts to connect to the VNC session should be greeted with a password prompt

Additional info:
 * See attached logs

Comment 1 James Laska 2011-02-16 21:43:27 UTC
Created attachment 479217 [details]

Comment 2 James Laska 2011-02-16 21:43:49 UTC
Created attachment 479218 [details]

Comment 3 Brian Lane 2011-02-17 01:25:21 UTC
Does it work if you pass vncpassword=asdasd on the kernel command line?

Comment 4 Martin Gracik 2011-02-17 07:37:53 UTC
This is because new vnc doesn't support changing these settings during runtime. I fixed this for rhel6 already, but forgot to push to master too, I'm sorry, my fault.

Comment 5 James Laska 2011-02-17 13:04:51 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Does it work if you pass vncpassword=asdasd on the kernel command line?

Doesn't seem to make a difference

Comment 6 He Rui 2011-02-22 07:41:52 UTC
Reproduced on anaconda15.20.1 in 15 Alpha RC1

Comment 7 James Laska 2011-03-11 19:41:50 UTC
Discussed at 2011-03-11 blocker review meeting.  This issue is fixed and available for testing in anaconda-15.21-1.  The issue has been accepted as a beta blocker.

Comment 8 James Laska 2011-03-25 15:12:52 UTC
VERIFIED, I'm not seeing this in anaconda-15.24-1 images.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2011-03-29 20:59:26 UTC
anaconda-15.26-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2011-03-30 02:26:23 UTC
Package anaconda-15.26-1.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-15.26-1.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2011-04-05 21:38:14 UTC
anaconda-15.26-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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