More Fun with OpenSolaris

Partly due to laziness, and partly due to me still working out the kinks, I never included this stuff in my original post on setting up an OpenSolaris fileserver.

VNC

In order to save physical space and make your server more accessible, it can be a good idea to setup a VNC server so you can control it remotely without having to have a monitor, keyboard and mouse plugged in.  This is a fairly straight forward procedure and I hope to outline it for you now.

First of all, you’re going to need the software.  This can be obtained from sunfreeware.com.  Simply search for x11vnc and download the binary package, which at the time of writing is x11vnc-0.7-sol10-intel-local.gz.  There is a note there on the dependencies that must be installed for this to work, however I believe these were already installed for me, but your mileage may vary.  Once you’ve downloaded the gzip file, you should be able to extract the contents by simply double clicking the downloaded file and then dragging the contents somewhere (e.g. the desktop).  Now, RTFM.  It’s only two lines, so I’ll repeat it here for you =P
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