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Old 12-14-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Help with VNC access type (RDP vs. Remote Interactive Control)


I installed VNC on my CentOS 5.6 machine and I知 able to remote in without a problem from my Windows 7 laptop. However, once connected, I知 presented with an RDP type desktop. I want to be able to take remote control and see what the user at the other end see痴, like pcAnywhere on Windows. I知 using RealVNC viewer on my laptop to make the connection.

Is this possible? If so, can someone help me out with the config or point me in the right direction?

Thanks
 
Old 12-14-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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RDP type? What does that mean?

I'd *very* strongly suggest using the free version of nx from nomachine.org instead of VNC, it is SOOOO much better.

For doing exactly what you ask for though, check this http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Se...a429864432fee9
 
Old 12-14-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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He wants to mirror the users desktop and have control/share the mouse and keyboard too.

Pretty sure vnc ought to do that if you have selected the right screen and user. Also the NX types have better compression but for simple starting tests, vnc's can be used.

Fedora has a way to share desktops over some types of special hardware. Not sure if that is in Centos or not.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 10:35 AM   #4
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RDP type? What does that mean?

I'd *very* strongly suggest using the free version of nx from nomachine.org instead of VNC, it is SOOOO much better.

For doing exactly what you ask for though, check this http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Se...a429864432fee9
RDP stands for Remote Desktop Protocol. Using RDP in Windows provides the remote user with their own desktop session of the system they are connecting to. they don't see what's actually on the screen as if they were sitting in front of it. PC Anywhere provides a true interactive desktop session for the remote user so they can see what the users see's and vice versa. This is very helpful for troubleshooting and training in a support environment. The latter is what I'm trying to do with VNC on my CentOS box.

At this point, I'm pretty much stuck with VNC so I cannot take your suggestion on NX. Thanks, though.

I'm hoping someone will be able to assist or point me in the right direction for doing this with VNC.

Thanks
 
Old 12-14-2012, 03:15 PM   #5
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erm, yes I know what RDP is thanks. you can see the local session with RDP though, never seen the /console option to mstsc?

And if you read the rest of my post you'll see i HAVE given you a link to do EXACLTY what you asked for.
 
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erm, yes I know what RDP is thanks. you can see the local session with RDP though, never seen the /console option to mstsc?

And if you read the rest of my post you'll see i HAVE given you a link to do EXACLTY what you asked for.
Sorry about that. I guess I read your post too fast. I followed the link and installed X11vnc and it worked. Many thanks for the assistance.

I'm still wondering if the same result could be achieved through the vnc-server-4.1.2-14.el5_6.6.i386.rpm package I had already installed. It provides a gnome desktop for remote access, but I don't see what the user see's.
 
Old 12-15-2012, 02:45 AM   #7
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well the point is you need to hook into the existing X server.

realvnc does NOT provide a gnome desktop, it's just there already.
 
Old 12-27-2012, 10:52 AM   #8
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TightVNC

I use TightVNC and it allows more then one connection at a time. You see everything that is going on on all connected devices.
 
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i use xrdp. not sure if it has an option for mirroring ?
 
  


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