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Re: setting up VNC server on Linux

One option would be to run the Xvnc server, and then connect locally using 
the SVGAlib client.  That would allow you to avoid running another X server 
in addition to Xvnc.  I've never tried it myself, but it seems like it might 
work, if you don't mind using SVGAlib.


On Saturday 14 April 2001 10:16, Rob Mahurin wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 01:16:32AM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> > I've never been able to figure out how to get the vncserver to act like
> > a regular X server, serving both the local display and the remote
> > display. Instead, I've only been able to get the regular X server to
> > serve the local display, and then the vncserver runs alongside it on
> > (usually) the next higher-numbered display, but you don't "see" anything
> > locally; then you connect from the remote machine to the vnc's display
> > number and see a fresh clean X display, but not the one you see when
> > you're sitting in front of the local machine.
> Yup, that's right.  The manpage says:
>        vncserver  is  a wraper script for Xvnc, the free X server
>        for Virtual Network Computing (VNC). It provides all capa-
>        bilities of a standard X server, but does not connect to a
>        display for itself. You need a vncviewer to view and  con-
>        trol the applications that run on the server.
> VNC's not for local use (although you can use it locally), and so it
> doesn't concern itself with the nitty gritty of telling video cards
> how to do things.
> I tried for an embarassingly long time to do what you're describing
> before I figured this out, so you can surrender now.
> Rob

Entropy.  It's what's for dinner.

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