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Old 03-07-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
Abnoba12
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Setting Up a Remote Desktop Server


I am trying to set up a remote desktop server on my linux machine, so I can remotly work on the machine from a windows box. I followed the tutorial on the site here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=260 and it work partialy. When I connected I would get just a desktop with X-Windows displayed and not gnome. I want to access the current desktop on the machine. I latter followed this http://www.mythic-beasts.com/~hobb/m...ame=VncOnLinux tutorial and now VNC isn't even giving me the x-windows desktop.

Is there a nice tutorial for a newbe so I can access my Gnome Desktop from a windows desktop.

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Old 03-08-2005, 07:34 PM   #2
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You need to edit your xstartup file (you can find this in your .vnc folder) add this line -startgnome & this will display your gnome desktop. e.g. this is my xstartup file contents to give me a remote kde desktop:

#!/bin/sh

# Mandrake Linux VNC session startup script
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
-startkde &

Hope this helps
 
Old 03-13-2005, 12:31 PM   #3
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I have been trying differnet settings for VNC and all I get is a screen that looks like this: http://weigand.hopto.org/Jacob/Screenshot.png
It dosen't change even when I try differnet things in my xstartup file
I have tryed the following lines at different times and restarted the server each try:

-startgnome &

-exec gnome-session &

Both ways I just get that gray screen show in the above image. I followed the tutorial posted on this site located at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=260 I'm not sure where to go from here. I want to just put this comp in my basement with nothing but a network connection eventualy.

 
Old 08-03-2006, 10:05 AM   #4
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I got it working

I have gotten this to work now, but it is far from perfect. Finally I ended up using a program called x11vnc. I recommend walking trough this site: http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/
 
  


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