Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Running VNC from the WeTab


So sometimes I am far too lazy to get my behind up and walk over to another machine, enter VNC and XVNC. Well, wouldn't it be nice to just touch and feel that other machine right on your very own WeTab? why of course yes! Well, perhaps not, but anyhow for the purposes of this post we will assume that you are one of those people who agree that remote access is like cheesecake with a nice cherry on top.

Well, first off, download the rpm from RealVNC.

I got vnc-4_1_3-x86_linux.rpm.

You will also need one glibc compatibility library that for some reason don't exist inside the 4tiitoo supplied version of compat-libstdc++.

This Fedora Core13 rpm of compat-libstdc worked for me.

Now install the compat lib package:

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-143.i686.rpm

And then throw in VNC:

sudo rpm -i --nodeps vnc-4_1_3-x86_linux.rpm

You should now be able to launch VNC:

vncviewer

That's all folks! Happy VNCing ;)

1 comment:

  1. These facts are really interesting. Few of them were well known for me but many of them were brand new for me too!
    I will print this one out and show to my friends because they will be definitely interested in that. Thanks!
    RealVNC

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