How to install VNC server in Oracle Solaris

With the help of VNC you can access the server or client remotely and it also helps to get the graphical desktop sharing. This makes it easy to access the server than working on the server and that too remotely.

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– You need to check for the installed packages of the VNC server.
– Configure VNC
– Enable VNC services

How to install VNC server in Oracle Solaris 10_bashcodes

Steps to configure VNC is as follows.

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pkginfo -x | grep -i VNC

svcs -a | grep -i vnc    #to check if the package is install and service status

gedit /etc/services           # open the editor

vnc-server 5900/tcp # Xvnc              ##add this line under the port number order and save the file

gedit /etc/X11/gdm/custom.conf

#add these lines








svcadm enable xvnc-inetd#

svcs xvnc-inetd                       #shows the online status of the service


There are still possibilities that the system is accessed through VNC but you get the error which states “not on system console root login rejected”. This error occurs because you are not allowed to access via root login and works fine with other user. To fix this you need to make few more changes.

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netstat -anP tcp | grep -i 5900    # this show you that this port is live error is with authentication

gedit /etc/default/login

#CONSOLE=/dev/console        #comment this line by prefix the hash(#)



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