Step # 1: Install tightvncserver on LinuxDownload tightvncserver here. If you are using Debian Linux, use following command to install tightvncserver (login as the root user):
# apt-get install tightvncserver
Start your vncserver (it needs to setup a new password to access your desktop from Windows XP), so type following command:
You will require a password to access your desktops. Password: Verify: New 'X' desktop is debian:1 Creating default startup script /home/tv/.vnc/xstartup Starting applications specified in /home/tv/.vnc/xstartupHow do I connect from Windows XP to Linux Desktop?
You need to download VNC Viewer client. Select the viewer executable file for Windows, which does not require installation. Download and extract file on your desktop.
a) Double click on vncviewer.exe
Type IP address:1 (192.168.1.2:1) of hostname:1 (debian:1) to connect to Linux desktop
b) Type the password you have created while setting vncserver command.
c) And within few seconds you should able to access your Linux server desktop from Windows XP. Here is screen shot of my KDE desktop: