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Old 03-04-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
adamkimber
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Fedora Core 3 and Xvnc?


OK,

Trying to get XVnc running so that I can login to my server from anywhere and not just use the active session.

Looking at Applications > System Settings > Server Settings > Services and vncserver is running, under the status however, it says xvnc is stopped.

So, I can try and connect to the machine at the minute using vnc and a message pops up on screen asking if I wish to allow the user to view my desktop.

Any ideas on how to get XVnc working so I can login to my server as any user and get a proper login rather than the way it is at the minute only getting the current user - and then having to have someone physically there to authorise it?

I'm a complete n00b here so if you need me to run any commands (except for maybe an rm -rf /!") to get more information then just give me a shout!

TIA,

Adam
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:23 PM   #2
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Fedora/Red Hat provides a desktop for defined users by default, rather than the "on-demand" service that you want.

I wrote this tutorial on VNC a while ago, which should explain it:

http://www.mythic-beasts.com/~hobb/m...ame=VncOnLinux

Note that VNC is not secure unless "tunneled" with SSH, which isn't covered.

Last edited by hob; 03-05-2005 at 05:25 PM.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 12:08 AM   #3
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Just log on to the user you want in the term and type "vncserver" :P
 
Old 03-06-2005, 08:38 AM   #4
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Just log on to the user you want in the term and type "vncserver" :P
No need to do that on Red Hat/Fedora Core - put the username in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers and the VNC desktop will automatically be started on boot. Neither way meets the "any user" criteria, though, he needs to set it up the xinetd way.
 
  


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