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mistabruno 04-14-2010 03:03 PM

Minimal installed server, I need to put a GUI and VNC via command line?
 
Hey guys,

Total, total noob here, but I would like to know if this is possible, and maybe some tips on how to do it if it is.

I just got myself a dedicated server, and I guess I assumed I could just remote control it via my own screen, much like using vnc or remote desktop, but that wasn't the case.

The server has Debian 5.0, a "minimal install" is what they called it, I assume it's just installed and not configured at all.

I need to

1. Connect to the server, and I guess the only way is via telnet? Since I have no VNC or remote desktop (yeah, microsoft, I know, but I don't know what it's called for Linux/GNU).

2. Can I install VNC or somehow "activate" or "open" the GUI via telnet, much like a remote desktop kind of solution? I have used Debian's GUI on my laptop a couple of times, and I'm a total Windows-user, but I can navigate the graphical interface. I'm just COMPLETELY nulled when it comes to command line.

So yeah, I guess I'm wondering how the heck I can remote control the server via a GUI, preferably VNC, and if I can install it via telnet or however I'm supposed to connect to the server?

I thought I'd ask here, because they charge a ridiculous amount of money to do this for me :)

Thanks!

troop 04-14-2010 03:18 PM

1. You need ssh. putty for windows
2. You can install any software via apt. How install and run vnc server. You should type the commands via ssh(putty).

onebuck 04-14-2010 03:20 PM

Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Easy way would be to use 'putty' to ssh into the server. PuTTY is a Free Telnet/SSH Client. PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.

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The above link and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

Bratmon 04-14-2010 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistabruno (Post 3935595)
2. I'm just COMPLETELY nulled when it comes to command line.

So why are you in charge of a server?
Quote:

Originally Posted by troop (Post 3935612)
How unstall and run vnc server. You should type the commands via ssh(putty).

That should be install. Ordinarily I wouldn't care, but it scans as "uninstall" and makes your post make no sense.

Bratmon 04-14-2010 04:30 PM

Double post, please delete.

mistabruno 04-14-2010 04:49 PM

Thanks so much guys, I'm gonna try the guide and then get back to you if I have more questions!

Quote:

So why are you in charge of a server?
It's just a server I've set up for some streaming stuff from my websites. Cheaper bandwidth.
Since I'm perfectly capable of running a Win server, I thought a Debian one would be easy, considering I've tried the GUI a couple of times...problem was, there was no GUI :)

onebuck 04-14-2010 05:10 PM

Hi,

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistabruno (Post 3935700)
Thanks so much guys, I'm gonna try the guide and then get back to you if I have more questions!

It's just a server I've set up for some streaming stuff from my websites. Cheaper bandwidth.
Since I'm perfectly capable of running a Win server, I thought a Debian one would be easy, considering I've tried the GUI a couple of times...problem was, there was no GUI :)

There's more to admin of a GNU/Linux server. The admin via a GUI will not produce nor provide a good server environment. You should learn to use the cli to really be proficient.

You should just forget the M$ stuff while working with a GNU/Linux based server. Not much help. You'll need to learn the semantics and syntax to get around on the Linux based server.

Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking

:hattip:
The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!


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