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How to enable VNC connection to a server from SSH / Putty

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server


How to enable VNC connection to a server from SSH / Putty


  1. Type vncserver and press Enter
  2. If it asks for a password, give it a password, hit Enter, and retype the password to verify
  3. When asked to enter a view-only password select y or n and proceed
  4. It should read New 'X' desktop is <ServerName> : <Port>
  5. It should also show it created a startup script, application, and log file
  6. Use any VNC Viewer Client and type IpAddress:Port (Port number that was shown in step 4)
    Example: or Servername:2 then type the Password that was setup in step 3


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  • Document ID:7003069
  • Creation Date: 22-Oct-2013
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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