If you came here, you are most likely wanting to gain access to vnc. The process is not very difficult:
- Open your shell and type
acquirevnc. This will automatically give you a port number. Note this down.
- The script will also prompt you to give a password. Follow the on-screen prompts, and note this password down, preferably in a password manager.
- Install a VNC client on your local machine. The client for tigervnc is recommended.
- Forward the port to your local machine. To do this, run
ssh -L xxxx:localhost:xxxx -f -N -C firstname.lastname@example.org your local machine every time before you connect to your vnc. Replace username with your username and xxxx with your port nummber.
- Connect to
localhost:xxxxin your vnc client, where xxxx is your port number.
- Type in your password you chose earlier when prompted.
Starting VNC Server
You normally should not need to start your vnc server, as the
script starts your server for you. However, in the unlikely case of a server
reboot or a vnc crash, all you need to do is run
startvnc and vnc will begin
in the background.
While the process is designed to be as easy as possible, it is easy to trip up. For help, jump in our IRC channel on irc.tilde.chat/6697 in channel #thunix.