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Old 05-13-2010, 05:35 AM   #1
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How do I let someone see what I am doing using VNC?


Hi!

We have just installed VNC. It seems to work fine. If we connect to a remote system using VNC, on say DISPLAY 5, it works and we can run our applications. If another person wants to view this session, they can also connect to DISPLAY 5, and it is fine.

However, if you are just sitting at your own system, without using VNC, and someone connects to your system using VNC to DISPLAY 0, so you can show them what you are doing, they do not see your session, they see a plain startup session, not the session in which you are running your applications...

How do you let VNC users see your normal non-VNC session? Have I configured something wrongly? We are new to VNC!
 
Old 05-13-2010, 05:54 AM   #2
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Use screen command to let them see whatever you type on your system.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 06:06 AM   #3
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You have to search for < shadowing VNC >, and similar search-terms.
NoMashine NX does it quite easy, but is not as easy to setup as VNC. That might be a choice too
(i bet it works with VNC, and the web says so, but how?).

As far i know 'screen' does only work for the console.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 06:17 AM   #4
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Thanks for replies!

Yes, my impression from the web is that people do this all the time using VNC, I'm just not sure how to... I'm sure it must be easy?
 
Old 05-13-2010, 07:21 AM   #5
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I just checked and it worked without any further settings. In Gnome i opened Preferences>Remote Desktop and allowed others to connect. And that was all. I used vino as a server and vinegro as a viewer.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 11:11 AM   #6
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Thanks! However what about when using VNC specifically. For some reason that is the method my users want to use at the moment!
 
  


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