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Old 02-19-2004, 04:16 AM   #1
acidbath
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How to set root privileges in vncserver


I have a problem with a linux box I recently set-up to host an online game server for q3.
As a newbie to linux please forgive me if this sounds lame.

I have installed red hat linux 9 to a test machine here at my home with the intention of installing to my server at tellehouse currently running windows 2000.(ouch) Linux version of my game has also been installed and I am slowly learning my way around the linux O/S.

My problem is that although I have managed to install and run vncserver on this machine and can connect to it via vnc viewer. I am unable to control any root tools, i.e.: http server , nfs server, samba, etc etc…

Is there a way to set root privileges to vnc server ? or am I using wrong application for this?
SSH is a term I keep seeing and wondered if this is what I should reserch..

Anyway Hope this question makes sense..

Thank you.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 04:22 AM   #2
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Tried "su" in the terminal?
If you feel you're not yet comfortable working with the terminal, then ssh isn't really going to help much.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 05:15 AM   #3
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Tried su in terminal and can view root from there. Unable to open any root apps via the gnome GUI though.
Maybe time to learn some cmd's from terminal lol.

Thank you for ya reply
 
Old 02-19-2004, 05:26 AM   #4
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these GUI configuration tools should be called something like "redhat-config-* "
 
Old 02-19-2004, 06:33 AM   #5
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Ok thanks. found them . do I eddit them via vnc remote or shuld I do from root on the local machine?
LOL and what one can I edit .. there are loads

Last edited by acidbath; 02-19-2004 at 06:40 AM.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 08:10 AM   #6
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You should never VNC into a root session directly, by all means su once your connected but remember that VNC is quite insecure as it is all plaintext. Your best bet is to tunnel VNC through an SSH session via a local loopback.

Its quite easy to do and there are plenty of guides on the net to show you how.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 11:29 AM   #7
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will I then be able to remote to my server with root privaleges? or is that done via cmd line. anyway thank you for info ..I need all help the help I can get at the mo.. being a windowz person..lol

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