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Old 04-18-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2004
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Sharing desktop with TightVNC

A friend of mine has TightVNC installed.

When I log in, I get a new X session with login screen etc.

My question is:

Is it possible to configure TightVNC in a way, that my friend and I can use the same desktop, e.g. for me remotely showing how a particular application works, while he is watching.

Is it at all possible. If so, how? If not, is there another program for this task?
Old 04-18-2005, 11:40 PM   #2
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This might help: - see the section labelled 'Running VNC as your "desktop" ', or specifically, this bit:

To view your desktop from another machine on the network, use:

xvncviewer -shared yourmachine:0.0

I haven't tried this yet, but am considering it.

Last edited by pnellesen; 04-19-2005 at 06:09 AM.
Old 04-19-2005, 01:57 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Distribution: Debian, SUSE {9.1, 9.2-64, 9.3-64}, Ubuntu
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Hi pnellesen,

I few times I have noticed something called "Desktop Sharing" under the "Internet & NEtwork" tab of the KDE control center. I think the functionality provided there is what you are looking for.

PS: I have never tried, or experiemented with this in anyway. A shot in the dark is always good for something


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