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Howto use vnc server on gnome

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Type : System
Operating System : Redhat Like (REDHAT,CENTOS and FEDORA CORE)

The type vnc servers are one of the most common applications for remote administration, I'll show you how to use VINO under GNOME environment.


Vino is the vnc server intergate in the gnome DESKTOP, you have 2 way to enable it :

  • Interface

In the gnome menu follow that :

System>Preferences>Remote Desktop

After that you have a new windows like that :

In this windows you have a lot of parameters to define the security and configuration

  • Command Line

This command line allow you to read the states of your vino server :

gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/remote_access
icon_visibility = client
alternative_port = 5900
prompt_enabled = true
view_only = false
lock_screen_on_disconnect = false
disable_xdamage = false
mailto =
use_alternative_port = false
enabled = true
disable_background = false
require_encryption = false
network_interface =
authentication_methods = [none]
vnc_password =
use_upnp = false

This command line is used to enable the vino server

gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/enabled true

This command line is used to disabled the vino server

gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/enabled false

Tips and Tricks

You can use vino only if you have already a open gnome session on the server

About Vino Project


Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2010 22:31