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Old 05-04-2008, 08:46 AM   #1
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VNC for linux windows

Hello all,

I'm looking for a good solution to take over, from my gentoo pc (x86) a windows vista pc, i've been over several applications, one of them beeing: TightVNC. But as it reads over the internet, you cannot take over an active session. RealVNC will not do vista in the "free" version. UltraVNC is windows only..

So i'm kind of running out of options. Does anyone know of another good solution, or perhaps another way of using TightVNC but allowing you to open a happening session so that i can take over the desktop from the person currently working on the vista pc?

Thanks in advance,

Old 05-04-2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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that's what any windows vnc session will do, should be working as you want by default. The behaviour is generally different when run a server on linux, but under windows you should be fine. you can also use remote desktop to connect to Vista, but that will lock their screen stopping them seeing what you're doing.
Old 05-04-2008, 09:22 AM   #3
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So i shouldn't have any troubles with TightVNC then? Thanks for the information!
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Default tightvnc is share with multiple users unless server setup staes not to from the config files.

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Angry VNC/RPM confusion question

I am trying to install VNC or tightvnc on my Ubuntu Linux system so it will allow me to RDP between my windows Vista/XP and Linux. All of the tutorials are confusing to me because I am brand new to Linux. Is there an easy step-by-step tutorial that will walk me through each step, for the dummy which is me to linux.

What I want to do is be able to remote desktop from Vista to my Linux (Ubuntu) machine in the kitchen and back? Is this possible and also can I access either of the VNC's over the net?

Is there an easy tutorial to help me set this up. I have the VNC server and client already installed on all of the (swallows hard (Windows)). But, have absolutely no clue on how to use the RPM file extension.

Please help.


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