Linux - Enable Remote Desktop on Oracle Enterprise Linux / Red Hat with Gnome


The Remote Desktop application on Red Hat is Vnc but an other standard way to reach your linux operating system is to use the system X.

How to

Set the Remote Desktop Preference

You must allow the remote connection on the desktop by modifying the preferences :

Go to : System / Preferences / Remote Desktop

VncViewer - Tight Vnc

Download and install the vnc client of Thight Vnc

Set the Firewall Configuration

To permit the entrance of Tight Vnc, you must modify the firewall configuration and add the TCP port 5900 as below.

Go to : System / Application / Security and firewall


Launch vnc client and tape the ip of the linux machine ( to find it ifconfig).


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