[CentOS] How to export X displays
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Thu Oct 11 02:24:20 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 15:12 -0400, Alfred von Campe wrote:
> On Oct 10, 2007, at 14:18, Brian Mathis wrote:
> > CentOS has "Desktop Sharing" built in. Look for it in one of the
> > settings/preferences menus. "Enable desktop sharing", and then you
> > can use VNC as a remote client.
> Wow, that was easy! I thought I was going to have to jump through a
> bunch of hoops to get this working.
> Thanks, and we now return you to your regularly scheduled thread
The Gnome desktop sharing (vino) requires that a Gnome Session be
started already, if you need to log in remotely to the console you can
use the libvnc Xorg module to hook the current X session. This has the
advantage that a desktop session does not need to be started before it
works and the user can't turn it off.
A quick how-to to do it is the following:
First install the vnc-server package on the system if it's not already
yum install vnc-server
In the Module section of the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file add the following
Then in the Screen section of the xorg.conf file add the following line:
Option "PasswordFile" "/etc/vncpassword"
You need to create the password file with the following command as root:
You will then want to make the password readable only by root with:
chmod 600 /etc/vncpassword
I use this on my home server so I can use a gui browser to download
large files from websites that won't work with a text brower or wget.
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