Cannot Access Files on Server via VNC

Posted November 15, 2014 4.6k views

I am in need to access files on the server as I need to upload new theme to Magento folder.
I was following this tutorial in order to install VNC, so I can use it as FTP:

My problem is: when I did everything and logged into server using VNC with my new created user ‘boris’ - I was trying to find the folder with all the files and I couldn’t - I was thinking that they are in 'root’ folder - but i wasn’t able to access it due to 'permission denied’.

Am I looking into a wrong folder or am I doing something wrong?


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  • What operating system are you using at home? Windows, Mac, or Linux?

    There are other applications that might be nicer to use to access files on your server. FireFTP is one that is free and is an add on for Firefox.

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It’s Mac
I don’t think its app, maybe something wrong with the access settings?

To access files as root on a GUI, you will need to run your file manager as root. First, install gksudo and thunar - a file manager:

sudo apt-get install gksudo thunar

Then, run the following command:

gksudo thunar
  • you can use the same command to open specific locations to save some clicking, like this:

    gksudo thunar /etc/apache2/sites-enabled
  • this is the response I got:

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree

    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package gksudo

    Also for some reason I cannot login to VNC via my screen sharing app (on mac).
    When i type my ip it tells me login failed