Patchwork x11vnc: bind vnc server to port 5900

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Submitter Laurentiu Palcu
Date Dec. 11, 2012, 12:41 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/40749/
State Accepted
Commit a190aba5252da167cf37e1aade6b0077056401b2
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Laurentiu Palcu - Dec. 11, 2012, 12:41 p.m.
At the moment, if one clicks on X11VNC Server icon, a new vnc server is
started on an automatically assigned port (starting with 5900). The
problem is that the user can click multiple times on the icon and a new
vnc server is started on another port. So, we'll end up with multiple
vnc servers, wasting memory.

This patch will restrict the x11vnc server port to 5900 (default VNC
port) and another process will not be started (because the port is
already used), unless the user chooses to start the server manually,
from the command line, in which case the port can be changed as the
user wishes.

[YOCTO #3369]

Signed-off-by: Laurentiu Palcu <>
 .../x11vnc/files/starting-fix.patch                |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/meta/recipes-graphics/x11vnc/files/starting-fix.patch b/meta/recipes-graphics/x11vnc/files/starting-fix.patch
index 11c55e6..cfaa797 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-graphics/x11vnc/files/starting-fix.patch
+++ b/meta/recipes-graphics/x11vnc/files/starting-fix.patch
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@  Index: x11vnc-0.9.12/x11vnc/x11vnc.desktop
  Name=X11VNC Server
  Comment=Share this desktop by VNC
 -Exec=x11vnc -gui tray=setpass -rfbport PROMPT -bg -o %%HOME/.x11vnc.log.%%VNCDISPLAY
-+Exec=x11vnc -bg -o %%HOME/.x11vnc.log.%%VNCDISPLAY
++Exec=x11vnc -bg -rfbport 5900 -o %%HOME/.x11vnc.log.%%VNCDISPLAY