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Old 07-07-2002, 01:17 PM   #1
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remote control for x server

Hi all, some time ago I heard about a program called 'X to X' or something similar to view and use X windows remotelly (something like "share desktop" in windows netmeeting), but I've been searching on some sites and I can't find any information, I don't know if that's not the name of the software or it doesn't exist.

Anyway, I know nothing about that subject and would apreciate recomendations, I have RedHat 7.2 running on 2 pcs (one of them a laptop) and want to use the laptop to control the other one either from the same LAN and from internet. I'm a newbie and I still need Xwindows for some things I don't know how to do it through telnet.

if u need it, I'm using KDE

thanks a lot
Old 07-07-2002, 07:01 PM   #2
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Try a search for "VNC" - IIRC it's an AT&T package that allows access to a remote X desktop. There's a client and server version for linux and a client for MS Windows.
Old 07-07-2002, 07:32 PM   #3
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Well then ask how to do it from the command line also

Take a look at Xnest, you'll have to read the man page to
see if it can pull remote desktop.

You can also pull individual "apps" from remote desk like this:

From you user login on Box A:
$ xhost+

ssh uselogin@remotebox

$ export or use ip address

Now run what ever app you want to display:

(Box A)$ netscape &

And it should pop up on your local desktop
Old 07-10-2002, 08:48 AM   #4
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VNC rocks!! It comes with RedHat and Mandrake and probably several other distro's. Go to the VNC website get the Windows version for your windows macheine.

Extract it, then go to the folder VNC 3.3.3 and click the setup program. That will install the package, but you are not done yet. Go to Start/Programs/VNC/Administartive tools/Install VNC server or service. Also install default registry entires. The machine will of course need to be rebooted LOL. When it reboots give it a password, and thats about it. The default settings work fine, so no need to mess with them.

From the linux machine just type vncviewer at the command line. Thenin the box that pops up type the IP of the windows machine, and the password in the password box. You should now have your windows machine desktop on yopur screen.


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