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Old 05-13-2006, 10:57 PM   #1
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VNC connection issues to KDE shared desktop

I'm finding that I cannot connect cleanly to KDE shared desktops. I'm wondering if anyone else has had these same problems.

I am connecting to this remote KDE shared desktop (using the built-in desktop sharing feature - krfb, I think) from a Windows workstation. I have tried using various VNC viewers, and with limited success.

I have had this same problem with different KDE installations from different Windows workstations. In other words, the problem is beyond one client and one server.

I have tried TightVNC's viewer, and it refuses to connect. RealVNC's viewer gives me the password prompt, but it hangs when it tries to view. UltraVNC viewer works only half the time, but rarely works when I am not on the local subnet. Often, when I do see the remote desktop, I can see the screen saver, but when I click or press keys (to get the "unlock dialog box" to appear), it doesn't appear to do any thing.

Is this common, and if so, what can I do to get around it?
Old 05-13-2006, 11:19 PM   #2
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I have TightVNC installed on a Windows XP computer. I have x11vnc installed on a computer running a LiveCd.

I had trouble setting up the TightVNC server on Linux, so I tried x11vnc and it worked like a charm. I'm not sure if there is an RPM for SUSE.

It takes two commands to get x11vnc up and running on Linux. I then run TightVNC from Windows, put in my password, and I'm connected.

If you run x11vnc from Linux, all you need is a VNC viewer to connect.


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