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Old 01-10-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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need to see user desktop remotely


hi
i need to access my desktop as i left it at work, debian etch from other os's. had a look at tightVNC, which is pretty good, but it opens another gui when i login, not the original gnome desktop. there must be a solution, but have not seen it yet?
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Try Real VNC. There is a guide and comparison here: http://gentoo-wiki.com/VNC

I've used it between Windows and Mac and it does what you are asking for, but I haven't used it on Linux. You'll want to tunnel it through ssh.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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There's x11vnc, which can be started after your session is up, for example.
And I think that tightvnc as such can be used in conjunction with normal xsessions,
too, I just never used it like that. Read the doco.



Cheers,
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:20 AM   #4
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There's x11vnc, which can be started after your session is up, for example.
And I think that tightvnc as such can be used in conjunction with normal xsessions,
too, I just never used it like that. Read the doco.



Cheers,
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yep.. the peeps at tightVNC seem to concur with you too, thanks for that will give a go on wednesday next..
apparently and for the record they are building in this functionality for a release.
 
  


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