Linux: getpassword error: inappropriate ioctl for device

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    I installed tigervnc-server package in server.

    [[email protected] ~]# rpm -qa tigervnc
    tigervnc-1.1.0-16.el6.x86_64

    Created a vnc user and created vncpasswd also for that user.

    [[email protected] ~]# useradd vnc
    [[email protected] ~]# vncpasswd vnc
    Password:
    Verify:
    [[email protected] ~]#

    In /etc/sysconfig/vncserver I changed these 2 lines

    VNCSERVERS="2:vnc"
    VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 800x600"

    While starting service it's giving this error.

    [[email protected] ~]# service vncserver start
    Starting VNC server: 2:vnc
    You will require a password to access your desktops.

    getpassword error: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    Password: [FAILED]
    [[email protected] ~]#

    Why I am getting this error ?

    Answer:

    This error occurs most often because the configured user doesn't have a vncpasswd set. To fix this, as the user simply execute 'vncpasswd' and follow the prompts. It's just like passwd so you should already be familiar with it.

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