How To Access And Control A Remote Linux System Using Vncviewer
Now one can easily enjoy the desktop terminal services of a remote linux machine easily on its own linux/Windows desktop.Vncviewer is the answer to this.
So what is a vncviewer?
Vncviewer is a viewer(client) for virtual network computing.Vncviewer is an Xt-based client application for the VNC (Virtual Network Computing) system. It can connect to any VNC-compatible server such as Xvnc or WinVNC, allowing you to control desktop environment of a different machine.
It is relatively straightforward to display and access a Linux desktop from a system anywhere else on a network or the internet by using Virtual Network Computing (VNC). This can be achieved regardless of whether that system is running Linux, Windows or Mac OS X.. The more impressive thing about this is that it can be set up for free with only a little time and knowledge.
For enabling vnc settings three things are required:
1. A VNC services enabled on the Linux system whose desktop needs to be accessed.
2. A VNC viewer client installed on the system on which you want to display your Linux desktop.
3. A connection between the two systems.
Here are some simple steps that will help you in setting the vncserver and allowing others to have access to your desktop.
Step:1)Firstly you need to install vnc-server rpm on your server system.
Give the following command to install vnc packages:
#rpm –ivh vnc-server-4.1.2-14.el5
#rpm –ivh vnc-4.1.2-14.el5
Step:2)On your Linux system desktop whose desktop need to be accessed, go at the top and click on the System—>Preferences—>Remote desktop
Similar to thepicture below
After clicking on remote desktop a dialog box similar to below one will get displayed:
Here check the first box i.e Allow other users to view your desktop.
There are other options also available like do you want to have password authentication and want to allows the remote system to control your desktop or not.
On the client side install the vnc packages:
To install the vnc package, at the prompt type:
#rpm –ivh #rpm –ivh vnc-4.1.2-14.el5
At the command prompt,just type the following command
The following dialog box will get appeared.
Enter the ip of the remote machine and enjoy the services
It worked for me like this: