Tuesday, 8 October 2019

How to Install and Configure VNC Server on CentOS 7



VNC (Virtual Network Computing) server is a utility which provides remote desktop accessibility over the network.
This article describes How to Configure VNC Server on CentOS 7 TigerVNC.

Step 1. GUI installation: Follow the article How to install Gnome GUI on CentOS 7/RHEL 7 for Graphical User Interface (GUI) installation if it is already not installed on system.

Step 2. Package installation: Run the following command to install TigerVNC server:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# yum install tigervnc-server tigervnc
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
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Installed:
  tigervnc.x86_64 0:1.8.0-17.el7                                                  tigervnc-server.x86_64 0:1.8.0-17.el7

Dependency Installed:
  dejavu-fonts-common.noarch 0:2.33-6.el7                  dejavu-sans-fonts.noarch 0:2.33-6.el7
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  xorg-x11-server-utils.x86_64 0:7.7-20.el7                xorg-x11-xauth.x86_64 1:1.0.9-1.el7                   xorg-x11-xinit.x86_64 0:1.3.4-2.el7
  xorg-x11-xkb-utils.x86_64 0:7.7-14.el7

Complete!
[root@linuxcnf ~]#

Step 2. Starting Service: Run the following command to start the VNC service for the current user i.e. root user:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# vncserver :1 -rfbport 5901

You will require a password to access your desktops.

Password:
Verify:
Would you like to enter a view-only password (y/n)? n
A view-only password is not used

New 'linuxcnf:1 (root)' desktop is linuxcnf:1

Creating default startup script /root/.vnc/xstartup
Creating default config /root/.vnc/config
Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /root/.vnc/linuxcnf:1.log

[root@linuxcnf ~]#

Use the option –rfbport to run the VNC server on a specific port number. Now connect with the server IP address and given port number.

Done!!! TigerVNC server installation is completed.

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