July 20, 2007

Run VNCserver on CentOS

Short notes on how to run VNCserver under CentOS 5

1. install the app
***  ***#> sudo yum install vnc-server

2. create a password file
  #> vncpasswd password

3*.*** edit vnc config file
  #> sudo vi /etc/sysconfig/vncserver
**  ***VNCSERVERS="1:yourusername" *
– uncomment this if you want to force VNC connections only via SSH tunnel
**  #VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 800×600 -nolisten tcp -nohttpd -localhost"

start vncserver
  #> sudo service vncserver start

*Tweaks : what ever vnc start for you is in $HOME/.vnc/xstartup,uncomment the following two lines to have your default desktop
*  #unset SESSION_MANAGER # exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc