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Old 09-23-2003, 09:16 PM   #1
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"screen" for x-windows?


Is there something like "screen" for x-windows?

Basically I have my XP pc and my Linux box.

I want to be able to login into the box from my PC and get a graphical desktop (which I know how to do), and I want to be able to log off - disconnect from my server, keep whatever running on the server that I was running, connect back up, log back in and continue what i was doing... like pcAnywhere (except that obviously with linux it is *an* instance of a desktop/session, not the *only* instance like in windows).
 
Old 09-23-2003, 09:56 PM   #2
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what is "screen"?

could you post a link?

that way it's easier to know what it is you want...

it sounds to me like you want something like "tightvnc" or something... but i'm not sure... i need the link to know what "screen" is...

http://www.tightvnc.org/

usually in linux, to run (administrate) a server from a remote computer, we use an "openssh-client" to connect to the "openssh-server" (daemon) running on the server... it's a secure command line based approach...

http://www.openssh.org/

when you need to connect to a linux ssh daemon from a windows pc normally one would use something like putty:

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
 
Old 09-23-2003, 10:11 PM   #3
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hmm
i've been using screen for years to get back into running processes on a linux machine, I'm not sure what the webpage for that is, i quickly looked up a link here: http://www.linux-mag.com/2003-06/power_03.html

I checked out tightVNC, it seems like a server and client, but i'm not sure that it will keep an x session running on the server when i disconnect from the server.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 10:43 PM   #4
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okay, i think i understand now...

you are currently using the text-based "screen" to resume your terminal sessions on your linux box, and you want to know if there's a graphical version of it... in the sense that you can connect via an x-terminal or vnc-client or something and have the same effect of saving the ongoing session and "jumping back into it" from somewhere else???

hmmm... perhaps someone will enlighten us... i'd like to know how to do it also. i'd never heard of screen but now that i read about it, it seems really useful... and graphic compatibility would be awesome...

how do you plan on connecting to the server you want to run "graphical screen" on? x terminal server? tightvnc?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 10:47 PM   #5
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I've tried xwin32 and cygwin

I'm playing with screen right now, seeing if I can start an x session in the background after screening and then if i can come back to it
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:39 AM   #6
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If you use "screen" from ssh to keep things running in a terminal when you logout, you might want to look for VNC / TightVNC.

It will run a separate X session, a program named "Xvnc". VNC viewers can connect to it, and you can close the connection too. The virtual X server just keeps running.
 
  


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