How to Install and Configure VNC Server in CentOS 7

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6 Responses

  1. Joe F. says:

    I’m getting a large solid blue background, but no icons or menus.

    I can open the window, but can’t do anything inside of it, because none of the expected buttons, icons, task bars are visible.

  2. Rana faisal says:

    This configuration is not working, invalid argument in Unit and I don’t know what is the problem.

  3. Don says:

    How can you set this up so that it works on boot up? It seems it only works after you have made it past the login screen. So if I were remote, rebooting the machine then locks me out as I am not physically there to enter the user credentials into the Desktop login screen. Does that make sense?

  4. Mario Cajina says:

    Thank you very much! These were the best instructions I’ve found for setting up tigervnc-server on CentOS 7.x. It worked perfectly. Previous instructions I’ve found always leave out something, and even though I’ve gotten it to work, when I start the service I always get some errors. I didn’t get any errors at all following these instructions.

    I do agree with @Todor Petkov, that one should run the service through SSH tunnel. Perhaps Tecmint can post a revision to these with the option to run VNC via SSH.

  5. ramesh bolaram says:

    VNC Viewer is not able to display graphical window properly seems pixel – resolution issue, please help me


  6. Todor Petkov says:

    Since VNC is not secured by default, I suggest making the server listen only on lo device and connecting to it via ssh tunnel.

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