Installing VNC Server on Ubuntu 6 for GUI-based server management


I have 4 servers where 2 is the Ubuntu 12.04 and one who happened to be my setting is Ubuntu 6. To facilitate the work of the management server, I usually use the Virtual Network Computing (VNC).

Here is how to install VNC Server on Ubuntu 6:

  • Update Ubuntu 14.04

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

  • Install the gnome-core, gnome-core to her, for the xfce4 GUI, and Firefox for your browser, and the nano editor

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-core xfce4 firefox nano

  • Install vncserver

$ sudo apt-get install vnc4server

The above command will eventually produce the following line which is useful for the management of vncserver.


Run the vncserver


Keep in mind, a password is needed at the vncserver is only 8 characters. And at this point, you have created a default file because it has been running vncserver for the first time.  If you access remote GUI at this time, you will only get the gray graphic. Things you have to do now is turn off server vnc and edit files that have been generated.

Start vncserver with following command

vncserver -geometry 1024×768

After the vncserver is running, you need a client applications from your local computer to access the server. In this case, I use Remote Desktop Client Remmina.



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