On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 11:56:11 +0100 (CET) Steffen Winterfeldt email@example.com wrote:
You get the prompt either if the password is too short or there is none set at all. Maybe your info file is not read?
Thanks. It seems the problem was having both vnc=1 vncpassword=... on the kernel command line as well as the vnc: 1 and VNCPassword: ... in the info file. Taking everything except info=file:///info off the kernel command line and putting everything in the info file fixed it. (The reason I had both command line parameters and entries in the info file is that I started running out of blank CDs when I was setting this up for the first time a few years ago, so I put everything everywhere!)
Press ^C, then 'i' in linuxrc to see current config and look for 'vncpassword'.
Ooh, magic! I'll try this next time I have a problem.