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Old 02-13-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
MSwal2846
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GnomeMeeting as Replacement for NetMeeting


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?

Thanks for your time with this!

Mark
 
Old 02-13-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 02-20-2004, 07:38 AM   #3
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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!
 
Old 02-22-2004, 07:31 AM   #4
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Yeah if I was willing to spent money on something that helps me run windows-Apps under linux than it would be really a VMWare, as it runs different os's under linux
 
Old 02-23-2004, 03:35 PM   #5
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Well, deloptes, running VMWare wouldn't meet my need as I want to share my Linux desktop, not just run NetMeeting.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 08:53 PM   #6
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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.


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Old 03-14-2004, 04:40 PM   #7
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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...

Mark
 
Old 04-01-2004, 11:57 AM   #8
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>> 1) Does GnomeMeeting support this?

No.


>> 3) If not, is there another recommendation?

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.

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