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    Doesn't X come WITH a VNC server?

    I want to connect to a Centos6.3 remote desktop, and I found instructions on a page:

    but it says to install tigervnc-server. However I seem to remember way back when, hearing something about X having VNC built into it - if so, how can I use that on Cent6.3?
    I'll be on Ubuntu 10.10 on the client side, with Vinagre.


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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    X does not have VNC built into it. It does use the network layer, so you can run individual apps remotely and have them display on your local desktop, or have a whole login session on the remote computer running on a local X terminal.

    But that's a bit more complicated than what you want, I think. The instructions on that site look pretty comprehensive. They might look a bit long, but it's padded out by lots of screen grabs - work down it and you should end up with the 'remote desktop' session you want.
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