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After screwing around with command line and getting nowhere, I will follow this question with an answer.

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yum install tigervnc-server
chkconfig --add vncserver
[edit /etc/sysconfig/vncservers to liking]
service vncserver start
yum install tigervnc
vncviewer localhost
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+1 but would add an update to the iptables to open up the port described in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers (say 5902 if uncommenting the default :2 setting). – zedman9991 Sep 8 '11 at 20:21
  1. Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal
  2. Type: su
  3. Type: yum install vino
  4. System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop
  5. Check: Allow other users to view your desktop
  6. [Optional] Uncheck: You must confirm each access to this machine
  7. [Optional] Check: Require the user to enter this password: [enter password]
  8. System -> Administration -> Firewall
  9. Other Ports -> Add
  10. Check: user Defined
  11. Port / Port Range: 5900
  12. Click OK
  13. Click Apply
  14. Use a VNC viewer to connect (e.g. RealVNC on Windows)
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