Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Setting UP VNC server on a CentOs or Redhat server

To set up VNC properly, so that you have access to the local
default X console of your server as if you are sitting in front
of the physical server.
follow these steps.

On the server, type vncpasswd as root to set a VNC password.
You will use this password when connecting with vncviewer

Edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf

In the stanza called Screen, add this line:
Option "passwordFile" "/root/.vnc/passwd"

add in the following lines at the end of the file:

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "dbe"

Load "extmod"

Load "freetype"

Load "type1"

Load "dri"
Load "vnc"

save the file

Allow the ports in the iptables Firewall
by typing the following:


In the "Other ports", add the following range.


Save and close the tool then restart the firewall by typing the following:
service iptables restart or /etc/init.d/iptables restart


chkconfig vncserver on

to have vncserver automatically start when the server next boots up.

Then finally RESTART the server.

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