How to Install VNC on Centos
VNC is used to display an X windows session running on another computer. Unlike a remote X connection, the xserver is running on the remote computer, not on your local workstation. Your workstation ( Linux or Windows ) is only displaying a copy of the display ( real or virtual ) that is running on the remote machine.
The server package is called ‘vnc-server’. Run the commandÂ rpm -q vnc-server.
The result will be eitherÂ package vnc-server is not installedÂ or something likeÂ vnc-server-4.0-11.el4.
If the server is not installed, install it with the command:Â yum install vnc-server.
The client program is ‘vnc’. You can use the commandÂ yum install vncÂ to install the client ifÂ rpm -q vncÂ shows that it is not already installed.
Make sure to install a window manager in order to get a normal GUI desktop. You can use the commandÂ yum groupinstall “GNOME Desktop Environment”Â to install the Gnome Desktop and requirements, for example. Other popular desktop environments are “KDE” and “XFCE-4.4″. XFCE is more light-weight than Gnome or KDE and available from the “extras” repository.
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