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 -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:
# exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
/usr/bin/lxsession -s LXDE -e LXDE

Then just launch

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.