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Just one additional note: You are running a virtual CentOS via VMware on a Windows box, so make sure that you have the VMware network settings work correctly to access the virtual system from your host, before trying to hunt down a problem in CentOS that happens outside of it.
If you can SSH to the server, use an SSH tunnel, bypasses the firewall but keeps things more secure and locked up, also gets around certain weaknesses in VNC. For example, all VNC sessions use a different port for each session, so you would need to open/close the ports as needed by vnc-server for the vnc sessions to be connectable, the other thing to think about is if your vnc sessions are encrypted or not.
Last edited by r3sistance; 04-16-2009 at 08:45 AM.
Assuming KDE is already installed, open up the file ~/.vnc/xstartup in a text editor for the user that the vnc session relates to and change the last line from something like... "vmx &" to "startkde &" (it should be the last line anyway, you can always put startkde & on a new line underneath). Restart the VNC session, if your VNC connection brought up a terminal, type startkde in it to test that kde works.
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