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Old 04-11-2003, 06:50 AM   #1
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Smile Takeover entire RH8 local desktop


I want to be able to takeover/duplicate an entire RH8 desktop over a network.
Tried vnc, but this seems to create an additional desktop, not the local desktop.

Is there any software that allows another person over the network to see my local desktop and use it (mouse keyboard)?

Old 04-11-2003, 07:50 AM   #2
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Yes, use the X port forwarding, this should work with some kind of client to receive it. The way that I've done it is to run an X server on both machines and then include the SSH X forwarding ports in the configuration, then run xserver + on the machine to make it able to use the different display, finally run "display <IP address of other machine>" and then every program that is launched on the machine will be displayed on the other display

Old 04-11-2003, 09:56 AM   #3
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The way I understand this is in this case my local desktop is *only* visible (and usable) on a remote location.

What I am looking for is a way that someone at a remote location can see what I am doing at my local desktop (if I move my mouse I can see this at my desktop and the remote site shows this as well, if I type the keyboard I cans see the typed characters at my keyboard but they appear on the remote desktop as well). The other way around goes as well:
If the remote location is moving/typing, this can be seen at both my local desktop and at his.

I think these systems are being used in teacher/student mode:
a student can use the desktop, but the teacher can see exactly what the student is doing and, if necessary, can help by operating the same desktop.

Thanks again

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VNC will do it vncviewer -fullscreen

Last edited by BruceCadieux; 04-11-2003 at 10:01 AM.
Old 04-11-2003, 11:19 AM   #5
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It can be done

Using VNC you can share the desktop it is an option when starting the server check the man pages.

I think it's
vncserver :1 share

or vncviewer share

can't remember as I say check the man pages.

I'm not sure if you can access the console but you definetly can share a session on an independant machine/server.
hope this helps


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