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There's a few ways to enable VNC Server on Solaris that I've found.

The first is the simplest, in the UI there's a System Tools - Remote Control application - This configures VNC to share the desktop session.

The second is the "vncserver" script which setups up and configures vnc on the server. However this uses a very basic window manager and is just the most very basic system - It's useful perhaps if you want to run something like a single application.

You can run the script:

This will ask for your password you want to use (this is NOT your account password, it's the vnc password) and will assign a screen number (the :1) for this display. NOTE: Multiple users could potentially run vcnserver and each would get a different screen number. Technically the screen is a distinct port being used instead of the default port - You may have to enable the extra port(s) through your firewall rules.

Once you have run vncserver you can then kill the running vncserver:
#vncserver -kill :1

Now onto setting up gnome. The startup script to start X Windows is very basic, you want to replace some things. This script is stored in ~/.vnc/xstartup.

For gnome you want to change the file to something like:

#cat ~/.vnc/xstartup

[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
gnome-session &

There's other options of course in addition to gnome, you could also start up your raid monitoring application in this file by simply adding the command line to the above file.


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Created by: steveradich last modification: Thursday 29 of May, 2008 [23:38:44 UTC] by steveradich

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