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 The instructions below will walk you through the process of installing the X window system, GNOME desktop environment,​ and configuring VNC so that you can access it remotely. The instructions below will walk you through the process of installing the X window system, GNOME desktop environment,​ and configuring VNC so that you can access it remotely.
  
-<code console> +<sxh shell>yum -y upgrade 
-yum -y upgrade +yum -y groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"​ 
-yum -y groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"​ +yum -y install vnc-server</​sxh>
-yum -y install vnc-server +
-</code>+
  
 As a general rule of thumb you should never run X windows as root. In this example we will add a system user with the username '​wkst'​ and configure X windows to run under that user. As a general rule of thumb you should never run X windows as root. In this example we will add a system user with the username '​wkst'​ and configure X windows to run under that user.
  
-<code console> +<sxh shell>adduser wkst</sxh>
-adduser wkst +
-</code>+
  
 Next you need to set a password for the user wkst: Next you need to set a password for the user wkst:
  
-<code console> +<sxh shell>passwd wkst</sxh>
-passwd wkst +
-</code>+
  
 Next we will drop down to the system user '​wkst'​ using su and configure VNC. When running the vncserver binary you will again be asked to set a password. ​ This will be the password you use in your VNC client. Next we will drop down to the system user '​wkst'​ using su and configure VNC. When running the vncserver binary you will again be asked to set a password. ​ This will be the password you use in your VNC client.
  
-<code console> +<sxh shell>su wkst 
-su wkst +vncserver</​sxh>
-vncserver +
-</code>+
  
 Next you need to edit /​home/​wkst/​.vnc/​xstartup and uncomment the following two lines: Next you need to edit /​home/​wkst/​.vnc/​xstartup and uncomment the following two lines:
  
-<code console> +<sxh shell>unset SESSION_MANAGER 
-unset SESSION_MANAGER +exec /​etc/​X11/​xinit/​xinitrc</​sxh>
-exec /​etc/​X11/​xinit/​xinitrc +
-</code>+
  
 Next we want to restart VNC so the changes take affect Next we want to restart VNC so the changes take affect
  
-<code console> +<sxh shell>​vncserver -kill :1 
-vncserver -kill :1 +vncserver</​sxh>
-vncserver +
-</code>+
  
 That's it, you can now connect to your server using the server IP address with a :1 (the display port) at the end of it using your VNC client. That's it, you can now connect to your server using the server IP address with a :1 (the display port) at the end of it using your VNC client.