Enable VNC for Zentyal Community Server

Posted: February 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, DNS, Kerberos, krb5, LDAP, Linux, Networking, Work, Zentyal | 4 Comments »

Get a terminal session on your Zentyal box and install the VNC service

sudo apt-get install vnc4server

Next, run the server once to initialize a config file, kill the service and make a backup of the config file and then edit.


vncserver
vncserver -kill :1
cp .vnc/xstartup .vnc/xstartup.bak
nano .vnc/xstartup

Uncomment one line and add another:


# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
unset SESSION_MANAGER
# exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
/usr/bin/lxsession -s LXDE -e LXDE

Then just launch
vncserver

Watch the output so you can ensure what port to connect to. For example, the following means my VNC server is listening on port 5901


jordan@mrsparkle:/etc/X11$ vncserver

New 'mrsparkle:1 (jordan)' desktop is mrsparkle:1

Starting applications specified in /home/jordan/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /home/jordan/.vnc/mrsparkle:1.log


And We’re Back!

Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

openAfter a long while I’ve decided to bring my personal blog back to the net. I took it offline originally so I could redirect the web traffic to a company website that I started. However I quickly learned that nerds do not buy IT services, this is why they’re nerds – Nerds do IT themselves. (Get it?)

Hopefully the wizardry that is Google will be able to figure out that I moved the blog back, originally I did a 403 redirect, however this time I redesigned my company website without moving the wordpress content any where. I checked my pagerank and at a whopping 3/10 I’d have to say that I lost the traffic. Looking to future, I’m hopefully going to be adding a lot of content here, currently looking into FOSS AD/OD replacements, as well as some outdoor adventures!

Thanks for reading.

Jordan