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Old 01-08-2004, 12:43 PM   #1
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Remote X login on RH 9.0 machine

Hello There,
I have RH 9.0 running on my office machine. I wish to log onto that machine in X windows mode. I know something like VNC exists. The local machine has Win XP as well as RH 9.0 running on it.
I am relatively new to linux on this aspect. The only way I know of is ssh, which is going to be of little use as all the work that I wish to do needs X.
Is there a way I can do this. I mean can I work as if I was on the office machine, with everything being/appearing the same(same desktop, feel and touch) in windows/linux on my local machine.
I would greatly appreciate any help/advice in this regard. A google search on VNC has not been much helpful to me.

Old 01-09-2004, 08:25 AM   #2
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You need to install the vnc server package on your redhat machine.
then get the vncviewer for the other machine here: or from you distro install cds
and install it on the client machine.

you can just start vncserver on the remote machine without any options (default)
"vncserver -h" should help you along further

connect to the remote machine with "vncviewer" enter server ip:1 in the dialog that pops up and click o.k.

and you should atleast be on your way.

Last edited by Butterbroetchen; 01-09-2004 at 08:26 AM.
Old 01-09-2004, 06:06 PM   #3
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vnc Sucks X is better there is a client for windows but it costs money.
one i can think of is xwin32 but there are others do a search and see if there is a free one available.


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