Remote access, dealing with huge resolutions
I am wondering what solutions you have found for connecting from a low-res machine to a high-res machine via vnc or nx? It seems that, in the case of nx for example, that there is a minimum resolution from which you can connect and have the server's full desktop appear in your session. For instance: connecting to a 1680x1050 server from an 800x600 client, the 1680x1050 res is used in the 800x600 nx session window (just a small part of the screen is displayed); if you increase the nx client res to 1024x768, the session is presented in 1024x768 and the entire server's screen is displayed.
Any ideas? Is there an win rdp-like solution that will always use the res of the client, disregarding any server settings?
I guess this question should really be phrased, ' how do you deal with remote access situation in which the client's requested resolution is not honored, for whatever reason' <-- read: i don't know the reason (probably something like 'server resolution could not be compressed/translated to what the client asked for')
This situation is particularly relevant to netbooks; I know I'm not the only admin that uses an eee pc or the like to remote into a server to restart cupsd or whatever, from the pub or any other place that's not my desk ;)
Thanks for your help.
I start a vncserver on my server, running as the user tred at boot with this line in /etc/rc.local
Feel free to change the -geometry 1024x768 to something like -geometry 800x480
Edit: If I was going to connect from anywhere outside my LAN, I'd want to tunnel the connection through ssh
Just had cause to revisit this thread.
So, itzfritz, did this solve your problem?
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