I recently put Fedora 14 on my parents' computer, and am now trying access it from my Windows Vista computer while I'm at school. Under the Remote Desktop available in Gnome (under System > Preferences > Remote Desktop), I had them configure the remote desktop as follows:
"Allow other users to view your desktop" is checked
"Allow other users to control your desktop" is checked
"You must confirm each access to this machine" is checked
"Require the user to enter this password" is checked and a password is set up
Under the "Allow other users to control your desktop" is a box which says the following:
"Your desktop is only reachable over the local network. Others can access your computer using the address [xxx.xxx.x.xxx] or linux.local."
I have a vnc client installed by Windows Vista, but I do not know how to use it to connect to my parents' Fedora.
I've been looking online it seems like I may need to have them do something with opening port 5900 or something else, but I have yet to find a conclusive guide of how to do this.
So my question is, what must be done on the Fedora machine to make it available for me to access from Vista, and what url do I need to enter in my vnc client in order to access it?
If at all possible, I would like to avoid the use of the command prompt in Fedora as my parents have little knowledge of how to use it - so GUI solutions would be much appreciated.
If you need any more information just let me know.
Thanks in advance.