Setting up VNC as a service

Hi all,

Question: Many times I wondered why is there a vnc service and why does it always fail on startup?

Answer: Simple configuration of the /etc/sysconfig/vncservers


this sets up a remote desktop service for user ‘john’ with a resolution of 1024×768

edit /etc/sysconfig/vncservers


VNCERSVERARGS=[2]="-geometry 1024x768"

If you want more than one user to have access, do the following:

VNCSERVERS="2:john 3:paul 4:harry"

VNCSERVERARGS[3]="-geometry 800x600"

VNCSERVERARGS[4]="-geometry 1600x1200"

That’s it.

Restart your vnc service and add it to the startup line:

/etc/init.d/vncserver restart

chkconfig vncerver on