How do I enable remote desktop of the GUI?
I can ssh into my machine. I want to be able to login to the GUI to do dev work. I went go Applications > System Tools > settings > Sharing > and I have Remote login and Screen Sharing both on. I tried to connect to the CentOS box from my Mac OSX box using VNC Viewer. For the server I used my internal IP: 192.x.x.x.
“The connection was refused by the host computer”.
I am actively logged into the unix machine with a non-admin account.
How do I get going?
Well, asides from the obvious security holes that VNC causes (seriously, key stokes are sent unencrypted so anyone in the middle can grab a password), you’re going to want to make sure that you have to adjust your firewall which is in:
Applications -> Firewall -> Enter your root password -> Services -> vnc-server
Enable it, quit, and make sure that vnc is started and enabled.
You can always check from your mac machine by using
nmap against it.
Also you may log in to your machine using ssh -X -Y login@hostname (if allowed by sshd settings) and start vncviewer on a remote machine.