Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I am attempting to replace my MS Windows XP system with Linux RH9. I have most items working but there is one item in particular that is important for me to transition. We use NetMeeting extensively as a quick way to share our screens. So we can have several people linked to us, share the screen to present, work on a presentation, whatever. We generally have an 800 number set up so that we can all talk and watch as the lead is walking through the presentation or making changes to whatever application is pertinent. We often times have people signed on globally. This is a significant savings and leads to a virtual office.
NetMeeting also provided the ability for a remote user to get access to my screen and could enter information as I watched. This greatly facilitate communication, problem determination, etc.
In trying to replace NetMeeting, I saw recommendations in these postings that GnomeMeeting would do the trick. So I have GnomeMeeting installed and I can link to an NetMeeting partner running XP just fine. Trouble is, I can't figure out how to share my screen with them. And on their side, the share the application button is greyed out, so they can't either.
So, now my questions:
1) Does GnomeMeeting support this?
2) If so, how do you do it?
3) If not, is there another recommendation?
I am not aware of this feature in gnomemeeting, but I am interested to know if it does or when will be this possible.
Honestly I don't believe it for different reasons. for instance how could you imagine to share windows and linux desktops?!
I know RealVNC but it's working on two computers not more.
Under KDE and linux there is the option to share your desktop in fact we provide our windows users with the option to call through Cygwin's XServer a login manager over a SSH-connection on remote machine
But all our effords to find out a way to share applications and resources with linux failed
On the other hand I believe that when the Linux OS reaches the age of the windows OS - ie in 10years it will provide much more than Netmeeting.
For informational purposes. I installed a product call CrossOver from Codeweavers ( http:www.Codeweavers.com ) which allows for Windows apps to run under Linux. I then went through it to install NetMeeting. Curiously, it did install. I can start NetMeeting and other people can connect to me. These other people can also share their desktops such that I see their desktop. So presentations work. I am unable to get to connect out from me and I am unable to share my screen with those that connect to me.
So input coming in works, but output going out does not. I'm continuing to work this... so stay tuned... If anyone else as some ideas, I'd greatly appreciate them!
I see if you find something useful let me know, pls!
I am using a cygwin with XFree over ssh and I logon on a remote server as on my own workstation into the cygwin XWindow. Than I have my Desktop on the remote workstation wherever I am.
May be that's what you mean, or you mean allowing some other person from somewhere having a look into your desktop .... the last one I would accept if the person could not modify anything i.e. user=nobody unless this is you, logged in with your account credentials.
Than I would just recommend what I do (cygwin and desktop over ssh)!
I wouldn't accept sharing my desktop over icq (insecure connection) with somebody, as he/she yould have the same permissions. That's why we are using linux, yeah!
But there are nice ways to share ressources between linux and windows, find the one that fits you the best.
Just to keep track of the saga to get NetMeeting running under Linux... I've got it installed via (Cross Over from CodeWeavers). Others can connect to me and they can share their screen with me. I am now able to connect to them as long as they are logged onto the same directory as I via the NetMeeting function. But I am still unable to share my screen with them. Work continues...
AFAIK only Netmeeting supports sharing of MS-Windows apps over a network, there are no certainly no programs for Linux which support it.
You can share your KDE desktop via VNC using KDE desktop sharing functionality, I think only on person may control the keyboard and mouse though. You can also use VNC to share you MS-Windows desktop so that you people using linux can access it.