I can never find the exact answer I’m looking for, so I try to write it down when I finally figure it out. This episode? How to get a fast VNC server on Ubuntu 6.10.
First, get the right packages
% sudo apt-get install vnc4server
This gets you a ‘vnc’ module for your xorg X server, which can export an X session as a vnc host, and also let you use it on your local display as well (unlike Xvnc and vncserver commands).
Once you’ve installed the packages, you need to edit your
/etc/X11/xorg.conf. In your “Module” section, add the line:
In your “Screen” section, add the line:
Option "PasswordFile" "/root/.vnc/passwd"
Now you need to create the actual password file. You need to switch to root and run the realvncpasswd utility:
% sudo su % realvncpasswd (enter password)
You should be all set. Restart your X server and give it a shot.