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asyadiqin 13th August 2006 17:13

VNC Under Fedora Core 5
Have anyone successfully configured VNC under FC5? I need help configuring VNC on my server. I can't seem to find any HOWTOs or guides on how to configure the VNC server.

Where I can I download the VNC clients for Windows and Mac? Any tips, pointers, assistance, etc.. is greatly appreciated.


A. Syadiqin

Destroyer 14th August 2006 11:57

Basic VNC How to FC5
I have a working VNC setupon FC5:

Here is where to downlaod windows & Mac clients
No need for server side it is installed by default in FC5,

Logon to FC5 using the logon you wish to access via VNC
Edit /etc/sysconfig/vncservers and add these lines

VNCSERVERS="3:$username" (***change $username to your logon name***)
VNCSERVERARGS[3]="-geometry 1024x768 -depth 16"

If you wish to give more users the ability to connect via VNC add them like this

VNCSERVERS="2:$username 3:$username3 4:$username4"
VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 1024x768 -depth 16"
VNCSERVERARGS[3]="-geometry 800x600 -depth 8"
VNCSERVERARGS[4]="-geometry 1024x768 -depth 16"

As you may have noticed you can adjust screen resolution perconnection here!
Note: the number assigned to thge desktop is relative to the connection port on the server so if you where $username3 you would set VNC client to connect on port 5903

Now in terminal under the users logon type # vncpasswd enter required Note: This password this is different to the FC5 password

Then goto the users home directory /home/leopard/.vnc and edit the xstartup script and uncomment these lines (remove hashes infront of the line)

exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

Then set the vncserver status o to start service at boot by this command

# chkconfig vncserver on

then restart vncserver with this command

# service vncserver restart

Make sure that your required ports are open and then you should be able to connect.

Note: dont forget your port number when connecting with vnc client

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