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Old 06-11-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
VBAHole22
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A few pesky little questions about VNC


I have managed to get putty going to connect my winxphome box to my rh9 box. Then I switched over to VNC because I wanted GUIs.

I have a few small issues I'm trying to hammer out.

How can I resize a VNC window when it comes up?

How can I get my 'whole' desktop to show up. I get a box and I can type gedit and mozilla at the command line and they fire up but what I want is the full desktop. I guess its KDE or GNOME (i don't know the difference yet). I would like to get this through VNC so I can use the menu GUIs.

Also, and this one is silly, how can you get ls to show you a page at a time?

Sometimes the easy stuff is the hardest to find out because folks are operating at a little higher level than I. Makes me feel a little small in the grand scheme. But then I think of AOL users who open a browser and go to google to type in www.yahoo.com

And I feel a little better about myself
 
Old 06-11-2004, 03:36 PM   #2
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By resize do you mean change the resolution? You need to specify that when starting the server.

If you want to start kde then you can just type "startkde". If you want to start any of these automatically then you can modify your xstartup file.

To be able to scroll an ls output then:
ls | less
 
Old 06-13-2004, 05:39 PM   #3
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What I meant by resize is that when the VNC window comes up it takes up the whole screen, but the area where I can type and get output (terminal) is a quarter of this whole screen. How can I maximize it so it takes up the whole screen?

Typing 'startkde' gives me this result:

-bash: startkde: command not found

This is as root in the root directory.

Any suggestions?
 
  


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