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Old 11-23-2003, 11:57 PM   #1
claasp
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Can you do this with VNC?


Hi All

I got 3 pcs on a LAN.

2x XP and on RH9.

Running VNC server on one XP PC and VNCviewer on the other I can remote onto the XP PC and full control it. (in other words when I do something I can see it on both the local and remote PC)

My ? is when I remote onto the Linux box from a XP PC I see a virtual desktop (Linux) but don't full control the linux PC.

The linux PC is sitting on the login screen and when looking at the XP pc a see a Linux desktop. That's not what I want.

I want to use my XP laptop to full control the Linux pc.

Anyone done this before?

Many thanks
Pieter
 
Old 11-24-2003, 01:03 AM   #2
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What you are seeing is normal. Linux supports multiple desktops running in parallel. VNC Server starts it's numbering at 1. You can have many X sessions running WITHOUT being logged onto the machine locally (i.e. it is still at the login prompt). You still have complete control over the Linux machine in that you can do anything you want within desktop 1.0 as root, etc.

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Old 11-24-2003, 01:05 AM   #3
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This is from the FAQ on the official website:

"Can I remote the normal X:0 display of my Unix workstation?
Not with the current standard VNC distribution. Xvnc starts a completely new X desktop (:n) which is independent of the standard X display of the workstation (:0). You can often get the effect you are looking for by starting an Xvnc session and then running a full screen viewer for it displayed on :0.
We plan to add full support for this in the standard VNC distribution. In the meantime, we've been told that Jens Wagner has a version which polls the screen - see x0rfbserver."

x0rfbserver website seems to be dead though, you might want to look into the remote desktop sharing feature in KDE(which i could never get it work).
 
  


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