How to install VNC on FreeBSD + Gnome.

Okay, so recently as you may know I have been using freebsd + gnome on my desktop and i have done it for a few reasons, and no its not to make Mac OS X fans happy xD..

One of the main reasons for this is that my friend Dazza, used to use this platform before he passed away not long ago..

So anyway, in this post I am going to show you how to set up VNC server in it.. (its really simple and no download required)

Okay.. go to System > Preferences..

Then go to Remote Desktop.. which should throw a window up like this..


So then you need to tick “Allow Other Users to view your desktop” and “Allow other users to control your desktop”

Then for security i recommend using a password, but you could use the “You must confirm each access to this machine” if you wish.. but I will not do that as I want to access it when Im not there..

So then the window should look something like this..


Obviously with you have set your own passwords etc.

Okay, thats how simple it is 😀 If you need any help with this feel free to comment below, or drop me a line to 🙂


Niall Davies

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