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!!HowTo VNC-Server-CentOS
=========================


[root@dlc400 ~]# yum install vnc-server
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirror.nbrc.ac.in
 * extras: mirror.nbrc.ac.in
 * rpmforge: mirror-fpt-telecom.fpt.net
 * updates: mirror.nbrc.ac.in
Setting up Install Process
Package tigervnc-server-1.1.0-8.el6_5.i686 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do
[root@dlc400 ~]#



!!Edit vnc server configuration.
================================

[root@dlc400 sysconfig]# pwd
/etc/sysconfig
[root@dlc400 sysconfig]# tail vncservers
# http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-7028

# Use "-nolisten tcp" to prevent X connections to your VNC server via TCP.

# Use "-localhost" to prevent remote VNC clients connecting except when
# doing so through a secure tunnel.  See the "-via" option in the
# `man vncviewer' manual page.

VNCSERVERS="2:shibu"
VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 800x600"
[root@dlc400 sysconfig]#



!!Setup VNC users password
==========================


[root@dlc400 sysconfig]# su - shibu
-bash-4.1$ vncpasswd
Password:
Verify:
-bash-4.1$



[root@dlc400 sysconfig]# /sbin/service vncserver start
Starting VNC server: 2:shibu
WARNING: The first attempt to start Xvnc failed, possibly because the font
catalog is not properly configured.  Attempting to determine an appropriate
font path for this system and restart Xvnc using that font path ...
Could not start Xvnc.

/usr/bin/Xvnc: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/Xvnc: undefined symbol: pixman_composite_trapezoids
/usr/bin/Xvnc: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/Xvnc: undefined symbol: pixman_composite_trapezoids

                                                           [FAILED]
[root@dlc400 sysconfig]#


!!Fixing the errors
===================

[root@dlc400 sysconfig]# rpm -qa |grep pixman
pixman-0.18.4-1.el6_0.1.i686
[root@dlc400 sysconfig]# yum install pixman-devel


!!Again Errors:
===============
[root@dlc400 sysconfig]# /sbin/service vncserver start
Starting VNC server: 2:shibu
WARNING: The first attempt to start Xvnc failed, possibly because the font
catalog is not properly configured.  Attempting to determine an appropriate
font path for this system and restart Xvnc using that font path ...
Could not start Xvnc.


Xvnc TigerVNC 1.1.0 - built Feb  4 2014 05:21:35
Copyright (C) 1999-2011 TigerVNC Team and many others (see README.txt)
See http://www.tigervnc.org for information on TigerVNC.
Underlying X server release 11300000, The X.Org Foundation

Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
Initializing built-in extension XTEST
Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
Initializing built-in extension SYNC
Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
Initializing built-in extension RENDER
Initializing built-in extension RANDR
Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
Initializing built-in extension RECORD
Initializing built-in extension DPMS
Initializing built-in extension X-Resource
Initializing built-in extension XVideo
Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
Initializing built-in extension VNC
Initializing built-in extension GLX

Thu Feb 27 19:52:04 2014
 vncext:      VNC extension running!
 vncext:      Listening for VNC connections on all interface(s), port 5902
 vncext:      created VNC server for screen 0
[dix] Could not init font path element catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d, removing from list!
[dix] Could not init font path element built-ins, removing from list!

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

Xvnc TigerVNC 1.1.0 - built Feb  4 2014 05:21:35
Copyright (C) 1999-2011 TigerVNC Team and many others (see README.txt)
See http://www.tigervnc.org for information on TigerVNC.
Underlying X server release 11300000, The X.Org Foundation

Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
Initializing built-in extension XTEST
Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
Initializing built-in extension SYNC
Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
Initializing built-in extension RENDER
Initializing built-in extension RANDR
Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
Initializing built-in extension RECORD
Initializing built-in extension DPMS
Initializing built-in extension X-Resource
Initializing built-in extension XVideo
Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
Initializing built-in extension VNC
Initializing built-in extension GLX

Thu Feb 27 19:52:07 2014
 vncext:      VNC extension running!
 vncext:      Listening for VNC connections on all interface(s), port 5902
 vncext:      created VNC server for screen 0
[dix] Could not init font path element /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc, removing from list!
[dix] Could not init font path element /usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi, removing from list!
[dix] Could not init font path element /usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1, removing from list!
[dix] Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1, removing from list!
[dix] Could not init font path element built-ins, removing from list!

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

                                                           [FAILED]

!!Fixing Errors
================

[root@dlc400 sysconfig]# yum -y install libXfont


!!Starting Service
==================

[root@dlc400 sysconfig]# /sbin/service vncserver start
Starting VNC server: 2:shibu
New 'dlc400.lab:2 (shibu)' desktop is dlc400.lab:2

Creating default startup script /var/shibu/.vnc/xstartup
Starting applications specified in /var/shibu/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /var/shibu/.vnc/dlc400.lab:2.log

                                                           [  OK  ]
[root@dlc400 sysconfig]#


!!Checking for connections:
===========================

[root@dlc400 sysconfig]# netstat -anlp |grep 5902
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:5902                0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      2854/Xvnc
unix  3      [ ]         STREAM     CONNECTED     15902  2208/pam
[root@dlc400 sysconfig]#




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