Auto start VNCServer in SLES v9 during system bootup

1. Set VNC Server Password:

2. Comment out the following two lines in xstartup file located in .vnc/ directory:
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

3. Replace the highlighted letters in the xstartup file:

xterm -geometry 80×24+10+10 -ls -title “$VNCDESKTOP Desktop” &
twm &

with the following:

xterm -geometry 1024×786+10+10 -ls -title “$VNCDESKTOP Desktop” &
startx &

3. Add following line in boot.local file located in /etc/init.d/ directory:
vncserver :1

4. Set auto run xinetd and vnc daemons upon system boot up:
chkconfig -s xinetd on
chkconfig -s vnc on

5. Restart machine.


About Ishtiaque

I am IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect, Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, Oracle Certified Programmer in Java and Web Component Developer, and TOGAF 9 certified with over 10 years of support and development experience in IBM middleware software and Java. Additionally, have a sound grip in databases and OpenStack administration. I hold the following certifications: IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) TOGAF 9 Certified Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE6 Web Component Developer Oracle Certified Professional – Java 6 Programmer ITIL v3 Foundation Certified IBM Certified Solution Architect – Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Portal V8, V7, V6.1, V6 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server V7, V6.1 IBM Certified System Administrator – AIX V7 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere MQ V7 IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5 IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V3 IBM Certified Solution Developer – WebSphere Portal V5.1
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