On 3/22/2012 11:03 PM, Bob Hoffman wrote: > On 3/22/2012 10:26 PM, Bob Hoffman wrote: >> To GeraldClark and PjWelsh, >> I have centos 6 and used your guide to get it going with vnc. >> First of all thanks for putting that up, so many techs told me I did not >> have to install a desktop to make it work and they were so wrong. >> >> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Server >> >> > so this is what I did in centos 6 tonight to make it work for me... > > as root > yum install tigervnc-server > ran vncpasswd, added a password > /etc/sysconfig/vncservers, uncommented line 18 and 19, added root > started and stopped, service vncserver start / stop > opened port 5902 in iptables, restarted iptables > |INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 5902 -j ACCEPT > > > service vncserver start > > downloaded tigervnc from source forge > download putty > > in putty I made a saved session called 'vnc to my server' > went to connections, ssh, tunnels in putty explorer > added source port, 5902 > destination I put in localhost:5902 > click add > then save the whole session (go back to session page) > open a putty session (click open), making sure it was my vnc session > logged into server > opened tigervnc > put in localhost:5902 and hit ok. > I was in like flynn... > > awesome. so much faster than ipmi > > AS a last addition. I added this to my existing system too. It has many virtual machines. I had the error " Starting VNC server: 2:root A VNC server is already running as :2" after many reinstalls and many attempts and seeing 1,000s of posts from people freaking out, I took the initiative and thought that libvirt was conflicting. I changed the number to 8 in the /sysconfig/vncserver file....and then it worked easily. Not sure what will happen if you select 2, 3, etc....and then add some virtual machines. I see conflicts ahead.