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In this guide, we will go over how to install your own VNC server on a Fedora or CentOS virtual private server. This will allow you to connect and view common Linux desktop Graphical User Interfaces such as GNOME and KDE.
A Fedora or CentOS VPS with root permissions.
A Desktop Environment (GUI) such as GNOME or KDE
Installing a VNC server
Install the VNC server. In this example, we will use TigerVNC. For information on TigerVNC, visit the following site: http://tigervnc.org/
yum install tigervnc-server -y
If using a newer version of Fedora, use the DNF package manager:
Set the VNC password for root
(Optional) If you want to set the VNC password for another user:
Start the VNC server, create a window (session), and choose output resolution:
vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 24
You can check current active VNC windows with the “vncserver –list” command.
Try connecting with a VNC client of your choice. Notice I am connecting using the server IP and the VNC window that I declared earlier.
In this example, I am connected to a private cloud server with GNOME installed.
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