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1st time user of Linux and installed Fedora 9.0 on a reformated server yesterday (took 4 times for the ISO to install!!!).

Want to be able to use TightVNC to this box so installed the package
Disabled the Firewall on the Server completely
Changed the config file to  SELINUX=disabled
I found the Remote Desktop admin section and enable for external people to connect

then tried to use vnc to connect but its not having it on port 5900
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thanks this was really useful. I have connections now but I have a big problem which I cant seem to sort.

If I remote in using Tight VNC  the user on the Linux server needs to be logged in already. If I log out and go back to the login screen then I lose connection via VNC and the system wont allow me to vnc into the login page. Any ideas anyone.



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I also used to use TightVNC but haven't had much luck on some versions of Fedora... it has issues with the Gnome desktop so I am using the default vnc packages from Fedora, which I think are a "RealVNC" variant.  These work better and don't have any issues.

Try looking at the "vnc-ltsp-config" package for Fedora.  I haven't looked at it yet but it is supposed to start VNC using xinetd which will start the VNC server service at boot.  I haven't tried this yet but it sounds like this should do what you want.  Of course, using this would probably require you to uninstall TightVNC and use the default vnc packages that come with Fedora.

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