Install VNCServer on Centos 5

Install VNC Server to operate CentOS with GUI remotely from Windows client. VNC is already installed if you already build Desktop Environment. If it's not installed, Install by a command 'yum -y install vnc-server'.

[root@ns ~]# yum -y install vnc-server

[root@ns ~]# vi /etc/sysconfig/vncservers

# line 20: make valid and set as '(diplay number):(user name)' like follwing example
VNCSERVERS="1:cent"

# line 21: uncomment and remove '-localhost' like below
# And set any screen resolution you like
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1024×768 -nolisten tcp -nohttpd"

[root@ns ~]# su – cent
[cent@ns ~]$ vncpasswd# set VNC password
Password:# input
Verify:# verify
[cent@ns ~]$ su –
Password:
[root@ns ~]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/vncserver start
Starting VNC server: 1:cent
New 'ns.server-linux.info:1 (cent)' desktop is ns.server-linux.info:1

Creating default startup script /home/cent/.vnc/xstartup
Starting applications specified in /home/cent/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /home/cent/.vnc/ns.server-linux.info:1.log
[ OK ]
[root@ns ~]# vi /home/cent/.vnc/xstartup

# at the bottom: make it comment
#twm &

# run Ghome
exec gnome-session &

[root@ns ~]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/vncserver restart
Shutting down VNC server: 1:cent[ OK ]
Starting VNC server: 1:cent
New 'ns.server-linux.info:1 (cent)' desktop is ns.server-linux.info:1

Starting applications specified in /home/cent/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /home/cent/.vnc/ns.server-linux.info:1.log

Install VNC viewer on client computer next. Download from the site below to install.

http://www.realvnc.com/products/free/4.1/download.html

Start VNC viewer after installing. Then following scrren is shown. Input [(Server's hostname or IP address):(display number)] like following example.

Password is required. Input VNC password you set in the section

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