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Old 03-04-2005, 04:18 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 3 and Xvnc?


Trying to get XVnc running so that I can login to my server from anywhere and not just use the active session.

Looking at Applications > System Settings > Server Settings > Services and vncserver is running, under the status however, it says xvnc is stopped.

So, I can try and connect to the machine at the minute using vnc and a message pops up on screen asking if I wish to allow the user to view my desktop.

Any ideas on how to get XVnc working so I can login to my server as any user and get a proper login rather than the way it is at the minute only getting the current user - and then having to have someone physically there to authorise it?

I'm a complete n00b here so if you need me to run any commands (except for maybe an rm -rf /!") to get more information then just give me a shout!


Old 03-05-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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Fedora/Red Hat provides a desktop for defined users by default, rather than the "on-demand" service that you want.

I wrote this tutorial on VNC a while ago, which should explain it:

Note that VNC is not secure unless "tunneled" with SSH, which isn't covered.

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Old 03-05-2005, 11:08 PM   #3
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Just log on to the user you want in the term and type "vncserver" :P
Old 03-06-2005, 07:38 AM   #4
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Just log on to the user you want in the term and type "vncserver" :P
No need to do that on Red Hat/Fedora Core - put the username in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers and the VNC desktop will automatically be started on boot. Neither way meets the "any user" criteria, though, he needs to set it up the xinetd way.


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