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Old 03-14-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Thumbs up can vncserver work on X

i want to connect to my system from winXP. I used vncserver and connect to the system but not in X. I want to see all of my desktop like remote desktop connection on winxp. i can connect to WinXp desktop from Redhat but not from Winxp to Redhat.
Can anyone help?
Old 03-14-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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Not exactly what you asked for, but I have used Xwin32 and Putty to connect from an XP machine to a linux box and had the X GUI up on the M$ box.
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If you see a terminal window open in a green window, then just type "startkde" or whatever WM you use to open up your desktop.
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Actually, the best way to get your normal X environment is to edit the ~/.vnc/xstartup file. By default, vncserver runs twm, which is horrible. Get into the xstartup file, comment out the twm line and add the start up command of your normal X environment.
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The great thing about VNC on Win is that you can freak the person out on the other end by moving their mouse for them :-). On a more practical note, it's great for educational demonstration and what not. This isn't the default on a Unix system. You end up having another X server which the user on the other end doesn't see. Anyone know if it's possible to maybe export your Input for a given X server to a remote system (i.e have the mouse and keyboard redirected)? I know it's possible to export the display for a given app (which is great when you have some window just pop up on the remote screen), but how could you do this for input as well? I like to mess with my mom while she's playing solitaire :-D.


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