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Old 10-03-2003, 07:45 AM   #1
YasoKuhl
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VNC (or similar program) for Linux


There is taht program called VNC. IT allows you to view the desktop of a diffrent PC on your own computer through a network connection.
I know it from Windows and it is also availiabel for Linux, but I can't get it installed. I need help with that.
If someone has a better idea for a similar program, pleas tell me. I just have one monitor and thisone is connectet to my Windows PC. I want to look from my Windows PC onto the Desktop of my Linux PC.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:49 AM   #2
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we can't help you install a program if you don't even tell us what goes wrong...

VNC is not originally designed to export the current desktop, this is only done on windows as that is all windows is capable of. the X11 windowing system is highly client server based, and as such VNC should normally be used to run a seperate server session with *ONLY* a vnc connection able to view it. see the vnc website for more details.


this might be what you are looking for though.... http://www.tjansen.de/krfb/ which is apparently still VNC compatible

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Old 10-03-2003, 08:09 AM   #3
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The KDE has a remote desktop connection feature, you might want to try it. It simply uses VNC.

A good vnc client/server is TightVNC. it has some additional compression features upon the standard VNC. It allows you start an unlimited number of screens, which you can connect to.

If you're working in a shell only, you could try 'ssh'. It's a secure encrypted connection (unlike telnet). PuTTY and WinSCP3 are usefull ssh programs for Windows.


If you're working at a Unix/Linux box, and want to see graphical programs at your display, try X11 forwarding.. This is the coolest feature: ssh -X you@yourmachine
enter your password, and you should get a secure shell. Type any program you'd want, the X11 connection will be forwarded to your local display You need to specify the "-X" explicitly, because it's a security issue; you allow the remote host to access your local display. Don't turn X11 forwarding on by default in your ssh_config!

Maybe you need to set these settings in /etc/ssh/sshd_config (NOT: /etc/ssh/ssh_config; that's your ssh-client)
Code:
X11Forwarding yes
X11UseLocalhost yes
...and for a security reasons:
Code:
PermitRootLogin no
Protocol 2
(remove the 1)

You can update sshd_config from your ssh-connection. type "killall -HUP sshd" to restart your sshd listener from ssh

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Old 10-03-2003, 08:13 AM   #4
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I dind't really know what I wanted, but the KDE Shared Dektop perfectlly fitted my needs. Thank you.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:20 AM   #5
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most linux distros give you the option to install the VNC server and client . you can run your install disk for linux and choose upgrade find the appropriate packages , install them
or get them from the web and do an install.
once you have it installed to run the server do this in a term #vncserver it will prompt you for a password and output a screen number that you can view.
to run the viewer do this in a term #vncviewer you will be prompted for a server to view( ex: 192.168.0.3:0 )that is display 0 on comps IP , then it prompts for the servers passwrd. as long as the service is running on that computer.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 09:15 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by YasoKuhl
I dind't really know what I wanted, but the KDE Shared Dektop perfectlly fitted my needs. Thank you.
hehe Just showing you the options for remote control
 
Old 10-03-2003, 01:33 PM   #7
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Well, I'm a complet noob. I have no clue what's going on and where. I have to get used to find out everything through help from someone else. I found the feature of the KDE desktop allready. But I wouldn't have been looking for it unless someone would have told me where to find it.
 
  


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