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Graphical mode for remote connection

Posted on 2011-02-15
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Currently, my Linux server has enabled ssh but I couldn't only connect it using text mode. Is it possible to enable the graphical support for all remote connection, while keeping the default graphical mode in the console ?

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Question by:AXISHK
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by:upanwar
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You can either configure VNC server on your system and then connect your linux box through VNC Viewer or you can just use x-manager to run graphical application from your server.

http://www.netsarang.com/tutorial/xmanager/3121/Connecting_and_executing_remote_X_application_with_Xstart

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by:upanwar
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to configure VNC server just follow the URL:

http://www.walkernews.net/2007/07/05/how-to-setup-linux-vnc-server/
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by:AXISHK
ID: 34912980
I have start the VNC and on my Window, I could connect to the Linux. However, it doesn't startup with graphical mode.

Even though I have killed the window session and try to start in graphical mode using "startx". It doesn't help.

I have also modifed the configuration under /too/.vnc/xstartup file, and replace but doesn't help. Any further advise ?

twn & 

   with

gnome-session --sm-disable
gnome-session

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by:AXISHK
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Hi,

Edit the $HOM/.vnc/xstartup and fix the problem. However, I still have some issue.

It only works for the first time connecting to from Window. When I logoff from VNC viewer and connect again. The graphical mode appears but no icon on the desktop can be used. I could only get the graphical mode enable by killing the session on the server and run the "vncserver" again. Any idea what's wrong ?

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by:AXISHK
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Play around with VNC Viewer and find a fix for this. Actually, I need to click the "cross" button on the window right hand size, rather than log off from the System menu.

Is it expected to do in this way ? All VNC session share the same password, correct ?
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by:AXISHK
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One more thing, how to enable vncserver will be started everytime when I reboot the Linux. Use the command chkconfig to add to start at every reboot but doesn't help.

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by:AXISHK
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Sorry, could get the vncserver start automatically after reboot.  Only leave the reply logoff issue on my previous thread.

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by:upanwar
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I have always used close button instead of logging off, because I was using vnc to manage redhat directory server, so I have not notice this issue.

But today by 3:00 PM IST I will check and get back to you.

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by:AXISHK
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Tks.

Just one another issue, the vncserver couldn't start even though I have put it under chkconfig:
    vncserver       0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

Hence, I need to type 'vncserver" on the server before I could use VNC for remote client. Any idea ?

thanks again.
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by:upanwar
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by:upanwar
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Once you log off and login to your vnc session just execute the command xterm, your issue should be fixed.
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by:AXISHK
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chkconfig --level 5 vncserver on

Already put the command on the server. Reboot but it doesn't help...

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by:upanwar
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Have you set this

VNCSERVERS="1:root"

in file /etc/init.d/vncserver.

 
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by:AXISHK
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Yes, that's work.

So, it is recommended to disconnect remote session with "cross" button, rather than logoff ? If yes, I could mark the point.

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Yeah that whoild be great or after logging off and logging in you can try to execute xterm on command prompt which you can open by right click.

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