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How to vnc from XP to Suse Linux

How to vnc from XP to Suse Linux

How to vnc from XP to Suse Linux

Can someone please tell me how to vnc from Win XP to Suse server and how to configure Suse to accept vnc connections

RE: How to vnc from XP to Suse Linux

What SuSE version?

If you are using SuSE 10 edit /etc/xinetd.d/vnc to your liking.

The file has everthing ready to go, just change

disable = yes


disable = no

on the section you want to use then issue to following as root

rcxinetd restart

Issue netstat -nap | grep xinetd and look for a line similar to this

tcp        0      0  *               LISTEN      6422/xinetd

Then point the viewer to <hostname or IP of the server>:1 and you're off.

RE: How to vnc from XP to Suse Linux

Or run vncpasswd, create a pw for it, then run vncserver on Suse. Next run the viewer from Xp and use the ip or hostname of the server :1 (that's colon 1) If it's the only vncserver running, 1 will be the correct number. If you don't kill vncserver correctly or run it again, you'll need to use 2 as so. Run vncviewer ->

To kill the server, you'll need to run "vncserver -kill :1" (or 2, or 3, etc.). Of course, once you create a password for vnc, you can run vnc in the startup init script.


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RE: How to vnc from XP to Suse Linux

VNC is unencrypted, I suggest to use PuTTY to tunnel port 5901 an then connect to localhost:5901:x using VNC client on your windoz machine.

here is what you do

create a new putty session to the linux server you want to connect to, give it a name and save it.

Load it and then click on "tunnels"

Add a new one, inserting 5901 as a source port and destination like


where yourlinuxserver is the full name of the linux machine.
(the one you find in your /etc/hosts file)
If all is succesful you should be able to open a connection using PuTTY, launch VNC server if it is not started yet, then open VNC client to localhost:5901:x (where x is the display number).



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