LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-31-2005, 02:13 AM   #1
nicedreams
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question VNC desktop forwarding on :0 ???


I have fluxbox running in my living room that I am using as a media pc running Freevo. I want to VNC into the box and control the current open desktop which is :0

I have done hours of googling and only found that it is called desktop sharing and how to use it. The only thing though is that I can only find out how to do it in the :1 desktop and not the :0 desktop.

I've tried 'vncserver :0 -alwaysshared' but I get errors that X has locked it or it just won't work. I can do of course 'vncserver :1 -alwaysshared' but that's not the desktop I want shared and to control.

I am using Ubuntu 5.04 on this box.

I want it to do like for example when you install VNC in windows how you get to control your windows desktop from a vnc viewer.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 05:04 AM   #2
javaroast
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 130

Rep: Reputation: 18
VNC

I don't believe fluxbox supports sharing the :0 desktop. Both gnome and KDE have methods of doing this in the latest versions.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 08:09 AM   #3
madluther
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: LFS
Posts: 349

Rep: Reputation: 30
You can connect to an existing X display via x11vnc . http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/

Mad.
 
Old 06-01-2005, 02:36 AM   #4
nicedreams
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks
 
Old 06-01-2005, 02:39 AM   #5
nicedreams
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
How can I launch it if I log into the computer with putty? I run 'x11vnc -display :0' and get an error XOpenDisplay failed (:0)

I have putty forwarding to localhost:0
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
forwarding ssh->vnc through 1 computer disorderly Linux - General 1 10-06-2005 02:43 PM
vnc port forwarding krayz1e Linux - Newbie 9 08-14-2005 04:46 PM
Any way to VNC to native desktop? Phaethar Linux - Software 5 09-28-2004 08:20 AM
ssh forwarding+remote desktop Metroid Linux - Networking 2 06-23-2004 03:14 PM
Cannot view Desktop in VNC teodavinci Fedora - Installation 3 04-21-2004 08:44 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration