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Re: [Xen-users] Vnc unable to open Display on xen CentOS

To: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Vnc unable to open Display on xen CentOS
From: Tapas Mishra <tapas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 13:31:15 +0530
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On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 9:07 AM, Fajar A. Nugraha <fajar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Tapas Mishra <tapas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> using "ssh -X" should be enough. Another way is to edit
>> /etc/ssh/ssh_config, look for ForwardX11
> I have done a lot of things which have not worked one of them being
> following
> I followed this one http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Server

Sorry, at this point I have to ask, are you reading my replies correctly?
I never suggested that you setup vnc SERVER. When setup correctly
(like when using virt-manager/virt-install), domU is already setup
with a vnc console. You don't need to setup vnc server manually

I agree with you here but the machine to which I am having access I does not have an X or say GNOME Desktop manager present

What I suggested was :
- setup X forwarding correctly.
Since you said you use ubuntu and connect via ssh, the simplest method
is to run "ssh -X root@xxxxxxxxxxxx" instead of just "ssh
I have tried this one also though I forgot to post it here 
To be fair, there ARE solutions than can allow you to view domUs
console that requires installing vnc server on dom0 first, but if you
want to use this solution, then you're on your own. I can't help you
with that, since IMHO it's too much hassle to setup than what it's
Well thanks for the answers you gave I appreciate the efforts that you have put in here.

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