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Old 01-26-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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How do you import the view from a Linux box onto a Windows box?


Hey Folks,
I'm wondering if it is possible to import the view from my Mandrake 9.2 box (kernel 2.4.22-26) onto a laptop running win98 SE (Uggghhh!!) over my private network, and use the Mandrake box as if I were sat infront of it.
I want the best of both worlds really - to be able to sit in front of the TV and keep the wife company, whilst still being able to learn the intricacies of a superior OS! ;-)
If this is possible, what software do I need on both machines (the Linux box is the more powerful, naturally!)

Many thanks in advance!

M1SKA
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:16 PM   #2
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the view??

i guess you want to access X across a network.

you can either use a windows X client, Xwin32 for example, or the quicker dirtier option and use vnc to send a image of your main screen to wherever you want to interact with it.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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Jeeezzz Chris!

Thanks for the quick reply......my wife takes longer to get a sentence out of her mouth!! ;-)

Your spot on... that's what I want to do!
Ok.....so how do I do the vnc option (Sorry if this is a dumb question)? Is it a form of client / server software? Is it a "freebie" which comes with Linux? can I execute it from my Win box, or do I have to enter the command physically from my Linux box?

All pointers in the right direction are greatly appreciated,

Dave (M1SKA)
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:36 PM   #4
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http://tightvnc.org
http://realvnc.com
http://tridiavnc.com

take your pick, and yes it is client / server based., adn very simple to get going. a standard client won't actually show your exact screen, but a second dedicated X server. if you really do wish to see your screen as is, then a more specialised client like krfb will be required.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info and speedy responses, Chris. I'm onto it!
:-))
 
Old 01-26-2004, 07:19 PM   #6
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Wey-hey! It works! I'm writing this from my win box!
Many thanks for your help Chris,

Dave
 
  


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