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Old 04-06-2006, 10:25 AM   #1
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Trying to use x11vnc?


I followed the instructions, did the make install, it took about five minutes and exited. BUT there's no x11vnc command in me usr/bin directory and the command doesn't work. I'm guessing it didn't install correctly.
What do I need to run this? I have to be able to see running applications just like the Windows implementation of VNC, none if this multiple desktop stuff.
I'm using Mandriva 2006.

Is there something else I can use?
 
Old 04-06-2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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just to be sure you can't find it, try
find / -name x11vnc

maybe you need to be root?... do you have the vncviewer file?

cheers
 
Old 04-07-2006, 01:47 AM   #3
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just to be sure you can't find it, try
find / -name x11vnc

maybe you need to be root?... do you have the vncviewer file?

cheers

I installed it as root.

]# find / -name x11vnc
/home/justin/x11vnc-0.8/x11vnc
/home/justin/x11vnc-0.8/x11vnc/x11vnc



I'll never get this to work. The ONLY thing I had to compile that actually worked for me was BitchX.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 12:32 PM   #4
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so, /home/justin/x11vnc-0.8/x11vnc/x11vnc is not what your looking for
 
Old 04-07-2006, 01:58 PM   #5
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so, /home/justin/x11vnc-0.8/x11vnc/x11vnc is not what your looking for
ahj ha... I went into that directory and into a subdir called x11vnc and ran a ./x11vnc. It worked.
I found out the option to set it to port 5900, and to keep it running so that everytime I exit it doesn't stop the process -forever I think.
Now I have to figure out how to UP the compression so its faster, I know it'll look worse.

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Old 04-07-2006, 04:38 PM   #6
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...don't want to make your delve into linux more complicated just yet... but when you're ready to give up on vnc,try:

freeNX ...so much better than VNC

much more secure (uses key exchange across SSH)
much faster (I mean a alot!)
more feature support (like audio etc)
easy to install.

I just came across it by chance a while back. I can't say enough good things about it ..and I can't believe all the time I spent manually tunneling VNC though SSH...

cheers
 
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and btw... you up the compression on the client.. not the server side.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 07:44 PM   #8
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and btw... you up the compression on the client.. not the server side.

I figured that out.
The only problem is it doesn't seem to be as good as TightVNC. I'll check out the thing you suggested BUT, I have to have it on one port since I would like to punch through a router.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 11:58 PM   #9
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yup, NX only uses port 22 <ssh>
 
Old 04-11-2006, 12:19 AM   #10
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Too bad seerofsouls doesn't want to work...

Installation failed, some files are missing:
http://seerofsouls.com/RPMS-2006/./x...6.SoS.i586.rpm
I get a bunch of those. I tried updating with no luck.

Unable to update medium; it will be automatically disabled.

Errors:
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 22 or signal 0

It's impossible to retrieve the list of new packages from the media
`SoS-2006'. Either this update media is misconfigured, and in this case
you should use the Software Media Manager to remove it and re-add it in order
to reconfigure it, either it is currently unreachable and you should retry
later.

Last edited by Snump; 04-11-2006 at 12:21 AM.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 05:55 AM   #11
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does the freeNX work in conjunction with windows vnc ? as i use vnc to control Linux and vice versa
 
Old 04-11-2006, 10:10 PM   #12
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freenx can work in conjuction with, or as a <superior> replacement of vnc.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 03:57 AM   #13
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thanks ill give it a shot
 
  


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