Configuring UNIX VNC

Establishing your VNC server

  1. You must first check to see if you have any VNC hosts started - and end their sessions. If you're not certain how to end your sessions you can follow the instruction here to stop them. If you've never created a VNC server before you won't have to worry about any existing sessions.  
  2. You're now ready to restart your VNC session. If you had already started a session and had to kill it, you may not be given the same session id as you had previously. Always read the information to see what your new VNC Unix desktop session will be.

    To begin, you must first set a vnc password.

    <umnetid@deneb:194>$ vncpasswd
    Using password file /home/u7/umnetid/.vnc/passwd
    VNC directory /home/u7/umnetid/.vnc does not exist, creating.
    Would you like to enter a view-only password (y/n)? n

    Next, start the vnc server

    <umnetid@deneb:195>$ vncserver

    New 'deneb:4 (umnetid)' desktop is deneb:4

    Creating default startup script /home/u7/umnetid/.vnc/xstartup
    Starting applications specified in /home/u7/umnetid/.vnc/xstartup
    Log file is /home/u7/umnetid/.vnc/deneb:4.log

  3. You are now ready to connect to unix using VNC

Related Links

Ending your current VNC Sessions

Changing your Unix VNC password



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