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Re: Remote administration of FC 10 headless servers.



On 22 Apr 2009 at 13:52, Steve Ellis wrote:

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> Mark Haney wrote:
> > Tim Waugh wrote:
> >   
> >> Mark Haney wrote:
> >>     
> >>> And on a side note, you can also use vnc to do GUI type things like
> >>> installing apps and updates as well.
> >>>       
> >> No, this hasn't worked for me on Fedora 10 for a while (yes, bugzilla
> >> report filed).
> >>
> >> Is it actually working for you?  Are you using the 'vncserver'
> >> initscript to start the VNC session?
> >>
> >> Tim.
> >> */
> >>
> >>     
> >
> > Yes and yes.  It works perfectly for me.  I've had no trouble at all.
> >
> >
> >   
> Like Tim and unlike Mark, I also have trouble with this--I believe this 
> is a selinux-enabled problem with respect to PackageKit/PolicyKit and 
> VNC sessions, at least based on the googling that I've been able to do.  
> I've tried changing policy from my actual console (which is 
> inconveniently 7 feet off the ground in the garage), but have thus far 
> been unable to have much luck--I haven't tried completely wide-open 
> policies though.  I did install yumex for finding installables, 
> however.   I use 'yum update' from the command line for regular updating.
> 
> -se
> 

You do have to open up the port in the firewall.
system-config-firewall 
other ports
Click Add
Enter port 5900 + port you use for server 
Example:
vncserver :50
Add port 5950 TCP



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