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Old 11-18-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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Smile VNC Install.


Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to read my post. This is my very first time using Linux and I know very little about it. I just recently installed CentOS 5.2 x32 and Yum. With Yum I installed the Gnome Desktop Environment. I am intending on using this as a Server. I am aware that it would be better to just use SSH, however, I feel like my chances of screwing up something are far less likely if I have a live desktop environment to work with. I know I probably need a system administrator but I am using this server for experimental purposes to obtain a better understanding of Linux.

I am stuck on figuring out how to install VNC and which version of VNC I should use to connect to it. Also, after VNC is installed do I need to issue a command to start Gnome? I appreciate the help as I know this is probably a re-occurring question on these forums.

I found this tutorial while searching through google. Is this all I need to do?

http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Server

Thanks again =).

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Old 11-18-2008, 07:15 AM   #2
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That howto looks pretty good. Seems to cover all the basics in addition to using ssh port forwarding to secure the connection.

The do-I-need-to-start-gnome part of your question is addressed in the howto (Section 2.4).
 
Old 11-18-2008, 08:13 AM   #3
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Perfect! I got it working =). Is there a better VNC Viewer than Real VNC? Its a little choppy.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 08:30 AM   #4
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There's the tightvnc viewer which was forked from RealVNC and has better support for slow connections. It's a fact of life that unless you're running a gigabit network, there's going to be some lag. If you reduce the colour depth on the server then you're likely to have a smoother experience, though you'll lose some quality.
 
  


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