gui on a headless server

Prajish S prajish081 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 02:15:00 EDT 2009


On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 6:00 AM, Geofrey Rainey
<Geofrey.Rainey at tvnz.co.nz> wrote:
> Also, if you're able to VNC to the box, you'll probably be presented with an xterm and not the GUI login as you'd expect. I can't quite remember why this
> Is, it's something to do with a file starting "twm" window manager and this needs to be changed to another window manager like gnome. If you need to know I could look a little deeper into it.

Yes by default the window manager for vnc is twm.
You can switch to Gnome by uncommenting the lines 4 and 5 in
~/.vnc/xstartup file and restarting the vncserver

Prajish S


>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Thursday, 22 October 2009 6:40 p.m.
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> Subject: Re: gui on a headless server
>
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > aside from the mirroring issue i had with this server, it's also a headless
>> > one.  So i was able to install RHEL5 into runlevel 3 via serial. But how do
>> > i configure it such that i can VNC to it and use gui/gnome/kde, etc.
>
> Do an "rpm -qa | grep vnc" to check whether the vnc server package is installed.
>
> if installed, execute "vncserver" from the shell to create a running
> vnc session.
>
> first line of the output will look similar to this
>
> "New 'hostname:display (user)' desktop is hostname:display "
>
> put this hostname:display in your vncviewer to get the access..
>
>
> Regards
> Prajish S
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