By W.ZH, May 2008
We suppose that you Linux have the VNC server installed already. in fact, VNC is by default in most popular Linux.
0. cat /etc/sysconfig/vncservers to list the VNCserver config
1. if needed, config the like this,
VNCSERVERARGS=”-geometry 1024×768 -depth 16″
normally do not set user be root for security reason.
2. vi ~/.vnc/xstartup to config the start, if needed
3. vncserver :1 to start the VNC server
4. From PC client, run the VNCviewer or other VNC client, connect to server:
yourservername or IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1
password is the user’s password, such as for root.
5. then you start use it
6. if u logoff from vnc client, then can not get account input page, you need to kill the server
vncserver -kill :1 to kill the VNC connection from server side
and restart again , then login use vnc client
7. The default desktop for the VNC Server is “TWM”, though most people are used to KDE or Gnome instead. Here is how to change it:
1. Edit ~/.vnc/xstartup
2. For KDE, replace “twm &” with “startkde &”
3. For Gnome, replace “twm &” with “exec gnome-session &”
4. Kill any existing VNC servers with “vncserver -kill :xxx” where xxx is the display number.
5. Start a new server.
Then you can relogin from viewer and to see your KDE/Gnome UI. 😉