[CentOS-docs] VNC-Server HowTo

Wed Jun 3 19:45:24 UTC 2009
Phil Schaffner <Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov>

Gerald and P.J.,

I just finished setting up VNC services following


and have a few comments.

"2.3. Edit the server configuration"

The last line should be corrected from

VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 800x600"
VNCSERVERARGS[3]="-geometry 800x600"

"2.4. Create xstartup scripts"

Comments about the rational for the "xstartup" changes would be helpful, 
including why one might or might not want to run the standard window 
manager through VNC.

"2.5. Test each VNC user"

At this point, if following the steps precicely, the vncserver service 
will be stopped.  Need to add:

Start the VNC service:

# service vncserver start

At the end of section 2 I suggest adding a note to the effect of:

For basic VNC configuration the procedure is now complete.  The 
following sections are optional refinements to enhance security and 

If you want, I'd be glad to make the changes with your approval.