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  • Running multiple VNC server sessions for different users in Linux

    Q: How can I run multiple VNC server sessions on the same server at the same time by different users?

    Ans: Open the main config file and add all the users along with any of the id as shown below. So that the user will logon using that ID using vnc client.

    # vi /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
    2:root 4:deepak "

    Once done save the config file and assign a vnc password to each user manually by logging into their account

    NOTE: Make sure you login to the users account for assigning them password or else the vncserver services would not run properly for all the users
    # su - deepak

    $ vncpasswd
    Password: [
    Give the password for VNC]
    Verify: [Retype the password for VNC]

    Restart the vncserver services
    # service vncserver restart
    Shutting down VNC server: 2:root 4:deepak                  
    [  OK  ]
    Starting VNC server: 2:root
    New 'server.example.com:2 (root)' desktop is server.example.com:2

    Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
    Log file is /root/.vnc/server.example.com:2.log

    New 'server.example.com:4 (deepak)' desktop is  server.example.com:4

    Starting applications specified in /home/deepak/.vnc/xstartup
    Log file is /home/deepak/.vnc/server.example.com:4.log

                                                                [  OK  ]

    Now you can login to the Linux machine using VNC viewer client using the below syntax ==> for user root ==> for user deepak

    You can also login to the server using your browser. Type the following links for the same
    http://server-ip:5802 ==> for user root
    http://server-ip:5804 ==> for user deepak

    NOTE: As you can see the port no. when you are trying to access your machine through the browser. It defines the ID of the user which you have assigned in the configuration file.

    For example:
    2:root - 5802
    4:deepak - 5804

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    Running multiple VNC server sessions for different users in Linux Running multiple VNC server sessions for different users in Linux Reviewed by Deepak Prasad on Thursday, February 07, 2013 Rating: 5

    1 comment:

    1. How can I display this two sessions 2 and 4 and 0 display (screen) two?
      I want display what on screen is.


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