Updating Software Via VNC

I am trying to set up an openSuse server that I will manage remotely.

I have VNC working and logged in remotely. I noticed there was software ready to install so I clicked on the icon but it told me I did not have system privileges.

So I logged out and tried to log in as root, but it disconnected me.

How can I do software updates using a desktop via VNC?

it won’t let you on purpose, security. I’m think vnc sends the password
in plain text.

Just open a console session and run the zypper command to update;

sudo zypper ref
sudo zypper lu
This will refresh and the list the updates, so you can review before
applying. If you are happy to apply them;
sudo zypper up

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel
up 1 day 6:35, 4 users, load average: 0.16, 0.06, 0.11
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12

It was a different problem – i was in fact logged in on the console (I was rebooting my server remotely and didn’t realize it was set to auto-login).

Once I logged out of the console session, I was able to do an update via vnc using Yast just fine.