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Set Up a VNC Linux Server in 5 Easy Steps

Mar 02, 2010, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"Virtual Network Computing (VNC) allows you to log into a full desktop on a remote server (as opposed to just opening windows on your local machine, as with X11 over SSH). It can be very useful, and it's very fast to set up.

"Step 1

"I chose to use vnc4 (there are other options, such as TightVNC), so the first step was the vnc4server Debian/Ubuntu package on my remote server. Once vnc4 is installed, run it for the first time to finish setup, and set a VNC password:"

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