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Setup VNC Server in Linux

This is how-to on setting up a VNC server on a Linux machine. 
Many times I've feel the need to VNC into the server & do the tasks. This is incredibly easy & can be done within few steps. We'll be setting up unencrypted VNC.
Step 1: Installing Packages
There are a just a couple of packages to be dealt with. Those packages can be installed with a single command. Before you run the command, you must first "su" to root. This is done by entering the command su and then typing your root user password. Once you have root access, run the command:
yum install vnc vnc-server
Once the above command completes, you are ready to begin the configuration.

Step 2: Configure Users

I will assume you already have either the users that will be allowed to VNC into the machine, or you only have one user that will be gaining access to the machine. Either way, the users will already have accounts on the server and will have logged in to confirm their passwords/accounts. For each user that n…

Setup Kickstart Server in Linux ( RHEL/CENTOS)

What is Kickstart?
Many system administrators would prefer to use an automated installation method to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux on their machines. To answer this need, Red Hat created the kickstart installation method. Using kickstart, a system administrator can create a single file containing the answers to all the questions that would normally be asked during a typical installation. Kickstart files can be kept on a single server system and read by individual computers during the installation. This installation method can support the use of a single kickstart file to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux on multiple machines, making it ideal for network and system administrators. Kickstart provides a way for users to automate a Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation. All kickstart scriptlets and the log files of their execution are stored in the/tmpdirectory to assist with debugging installation failures.
How to perform a Kickstart Installation? Kickstart installations can be performed us…

Installing XFCE ( Lightweight Desktop Environment ) on Centos/RHEL 6

What is XFCE
Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick among the available packages to create the optimal personal working environment. Another priority of Xfce is adherence to standards, specifically those defined at Xfce can be installed on several UNIX platforms. It is known to compile on Linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, Cygwin and MacOS X, on x86, PPC, Sparc, Alpha...
FeaturesXfce contains a number of core components for the minimum tasks you'd expect from a desktop environment: Window ManagerManages the placement of windows on the screen, provides window decorations and manages wo…