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Old 12-24-2007, 12:49 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Running Multiple VNC viewer in same machine

I m using fc6.I want to open multiple desktops in the same machine using vnc to do that?

Another question is i opened 1 started vnc server in 1 terminal and vnc viewer in another terminal.i didn't get the gui.i got only the do i get gui desktop.

thanks in advance.
Old 12-24-2007, 01:28 AM   #2
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You need to read the man page for vnc. It works differently fram the windows version.

Multiple remote desktops are fine, just open multiple instances of the viewer.
You need to edit the vnc configuration file on the server to specify what desktop environment gets exported. The default for fedora is xfce... perhaps you don't have this installed?
Old 12-27-2007, 05:19 PM   #3
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While I have no pressing need to have vnc serve a different DE/WM than is running on my desktop, the idea is intriguing. To serve Xfce or Fluxbox opens up some great possibilities, like very low use of bandwidth & other resources.

I am running SimplyMEPIS 6.0 (w/ KDE 3.5.3, if it matters). I cannot find any vnc man pages except "vnc.conf" & "xvncviewer"; definitely no "vnc", "xvnc", "Xvnc", "vncserver", "xvncserver", or "svncviewer". I hope this doesn't sound whiney, I'm only trying show that I spent some time looking for myself.

My vnc.conf is nothing but commented out lines: lots of them, but none are active. Furthermore, there is no obvious reference to KDE or Xfce or any other desktop.

What should I be looking at/for?
Old 12-28-2007, 11:32 PM   #4
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$ apropos vnc
vncviewer (1) - VNC viewer for X
xvnc4viewer (1) - VNC viewer for X
xvncviewer (1) - VNC viewer for X
... I don't have the server installed.


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