How to Install TightVNC viewer in Linux


TightVNC is a cross-platform free and open-source remote desktop software application.

Step 1: xStartup Installation

In order to install TightVNC, first install “X Window System” as prerequisites.

# yum groupinstall "X Window System" "Desktop"
# yum -y install tigervnc-server xorg-x11-fonts-Type1

Step 2: Configuration

Edit the TightVNC configuration file and set the geometry according to your monitor screen.

# vi /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1280x1024"

Step 3: Create User

Create test user so that user is able to view the GUI accordingly.

# useradd test
# passwd test
# su - test
# vncpasswd

Step 4: Start VNC Server

Start VNC Server, it will open the session against the users so that users are able to view the Graphical User Interface and enjoy.

# /etc/init.d/vncserver start
Shutting down VNC server: [  OK  ]
Starting VNC server: 1:test 
New 'test:1 (test)' desktop is test:1

Starting applications specified in /home/test/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /home/test/.vnc/test:1.log

[  OK  ]
# chkconfig vncserver on