Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Installing the "General Purpose Desktop" on a Linux cloud instance for desktop access through VNC

Want to connect via VNC to your newly created Oracle Compute Cloud instance?

1. Make sure to install the necessary packages:
yum -y groupinstall "Desktop"
yum -y groupinstall "General Purpose Desktop"
yum -y install tigervnc-server
yum -y install firefox
yum -y install xclock
2. Startup the VNC server:
vncserver :1 -geometry 1440x900 -depth 16
3. Connect with a client, such as TightVNC.

4. Shutdown the VNC server when done:
vncserver -kill :1

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