Adding VNC Server For Remote Desktop Control (Like PcAnywhere)

It is assumed that by now you know how to remotely manage your system.
Most of the other steps on this site must be completed before trying this!


Preparation:
go to rpmfind or rpm.pboneand collect the modules first, or download an ISO of redhat 7.3(recommended)

Installed via package manager in WebMin:
(stick to the install order because of module interdependency)

Modules for XFree86:

Glide3-20010520-13.i386.rpm - Glide runtime
XFree86-font-utils-4.2.0-8.i386.rpm - Font utilities required
XFree86-base-fonts-4.2.0-8.i386.rpm - Base fonts
Xaw3d-1.5-12.i386.rpm - MIT Athena widget set
XFree86-4.2.0-8.i386.rpm - Core program
XFree86-100dpi-fonts-4.2.0-8.i386.rpm - Fonts
XFree86-75dpi-fonts-4.2.0-8.i386.rpm - Fonts

POSSIBLY optional:
XFree86-tools-4.2.0-8.i386.rpm - Various tools for XFree86
XFree86-xdm-4.2.0-8.i386.rpm - X Display Manager
switchdesk-3.9.8-2.i386.rpm - X Desktop Switcher
xinitrc-3.22-1.noarch.rpm - X default startup script
XFree86-twm-4.2.0-8.i386.rpm - A simple window manager

Modules for Xconfigurator:
gtk -1.2.10-15.i386.rpm - The Gimp Toolkit
gdk-pixbuf-0.14.0-8.i386.rpm - Image loading library
Xconfigurator-4.10.7-1.i386.rpm - Configuration tool for X

Module for VNC:
vnc-3.3.7-1.i386.rpm - (www.realvnc.com)

You now have vncserver ready to run.
Open a telnet session, su - to root, and run vncserver :1
supply a password and you are ready to go.
Just start a vncviewer on your desktop and enter the name or IP of the server (ie: 192.168.1.1:1) followed by a :1
You can use WebMin to create a start/stop button in other commands, just remember to set root user and environment.
(if your a true worrywart, please set up a user account - don't use root all the time like I do!)

If you want to set up internet access, remember to do two things:
1. add SSH to vnc - if you can't figure out how... don't do the next step!!
2. open vnc's port in your firewall - 5900 is the default I think, check the vnc documentation.

Now all you need is a GUI like GNOME or KDE and you'll really be cooking!
(there is a trial-and-error module install order list on this site for GNOME)

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