CentOS 6.4, TigerVNC, And Always-on Feature

I just finished a fresh install of CentOS 6.4 and successfully configured Tiger VNC. I can now VNC to the server. In previous version of CentOS 5.x, I could modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf so that when I VNC to the server I am seeing the same desktop as someone who is sitting in front of the machine (ie. their session, all open windows, etc.). The tutorial for creating this “always on” type of VNC connection is here –> http://wiki.CentOS.org/HowTos/VNC-Server#head-7e0dadd72b0ddd9c84381b053b440d251d4a9c8b

The tutorial says to modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf but this file no longer exists in CentOS 6.4. Is there another way to configure VNC for “always on”?

Thanks, Mark

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  1. #1 by Frank Cox on March 29th, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    You can still create an xorg.conf file and the system will use it.

  2. #2 by Mark Holloway on March 29th, 2013 - 3:24 pm

    Great, thanks guys!

  3. #3 by Tyrael on April 4th, 2013 - 5:17 am

    create file:
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-vnc.conf

    with:

    Section “Screen”
    Identifier “VNC”
    Option “SecurityTypes” “VncAuth”
    Option “UserPasswdVerifier” “VncAuth”
    #adjust the following line
    Option “PasswordFile” “/root/.vnc/passwd”
    EndSection

    Section “Module”
    Load “vnc”
    EndSection

  4. #4 by christian on October 23rd, 2013 - 11:47 am

    Adding the conf file breaks the boot to desktop GUI. removing it allows the system to boot normally. Any other thoughts or advice, thanks for you help.

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