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Old 02-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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how to install gui to Centos 6.3 via SSH w/remote control

I've got a brand new server to manage with CentOS 6.3 installed (w/o a GUI installed) and it was thrown in my lap as the other guy quit.
I have SSH root access and have moved around a bit on the command line, but basic procedures are soooo time-consuming that I wish to have a GUI to work with.

What I need is to install a GUI via SSH and have VNC enabled so I can get to the console remotely.
What GUI does anyone recommend (that's free, preferably) that is VNC compatible? And where do I begin?
Step one: find a CentOS-6.3 GUI online
Step two: install it
Step three: download & install a VNC host software package
Step four: enable the host and login
Old 02-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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Install 'team viewer' on your system as well as on server( using rpm file because centOS).
Now u can access server through ur system(whether it is windows or linux).

Alternatively you can install 'Remote Desktop viewer' for accessing server.
Old 02-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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For most things you don't even need to do anything.

Just install the tools you want, and let ssh forward the X connections.
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Thanks folks for the input. I did manage to get VNC to work and discovered a solution to a blank screen after login was due to the VNC not knowing what desktop to load. It works great!
Now I just need to get the VNC sessions to run via SSH ,set up FTPS and get a daily backup going.
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New problem (with regards to VNC).
I logged out of my session and now I just see an empty desktop (w/background and no icons).
How do I log back in or get a login box (without rebooting the server)?
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restart the vnc service on the system you are trying to remote into.
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