[CentOS] Reg. VNC server and Windows and Centos interworking

Ali Rostami arostami at nigeb.ac.ir
Sun Jul 13 12:07:02 UTC 2008



-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of Les Mikesell
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:02 PM
To: Padmaja
Cc: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Reg. VNC server and Windows and Centos interworking

Padmaja wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Thanks for your response, I could connenct to the Centos PC from Windows 
> using VNC. However, I do not see the icons etc., that I see when I 
> access any windows PC. I ran the command ps aux and saw there is a vnc 
> process running for iconic view, but 'm not able to view the icons on 
> the desktop. What should I do to get access to the GUI?
> 

If you don't create your own /home/username/.vnc/xstartup file, 
vncserver will run twm which is a very old and unfriendly window 
manager.  You probably wan to run gnome instead.   But, as I mentioned 
before, this is going to run an independent screen.  If instead, you 
want to control the console session remotely, try 
System/Preferences/Remote Desktop from the Gnome menu and allow remote 
connections.  This will be to the :0 (default) screen.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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