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Old 10-08-2003, 05:59 AM   #1
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Gnome and VNC


I am looking for a VNC server and client application to run on Gnome. I would like it to also have an UI and preferably a way to visually know that the server is running when it is running.

This is now a default option in KDE with "desktop sharing" and I miss it very much on my gnome box..

Any advice more than welcome, please..
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Old 10-08-2003, 07:33 AM   #2
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Um, I'm not entirely sure what your asking, but I'll put up a few suggestions and see if I hit the mark.

There is a VNC program for linux (you can get it here ) and it will run Gnome, or any other linux WM for that matter. And you can tell if it is running with a quick ps -A. However, VNC doesn't do "desktop sharing" , if by that you mean two computers are looking at the same desktop.

If you do decide to use VNC, you'll want to investigate how to run it over an SSH tunnel for security. If you do a search here at LQ, you'll find many posts on how to set it up.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 08:00 AM   #3
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It is just that under KDE, vnc is accessible through the 'desktop sharing' panel of preferences. In fact KDE desktop sharing uses the VNC protocol.
I know avout realVNC but I am more interested in a front-end implementation of VNC for KDE as I don't want (even if I know how to) to have to go command-line every time I have to launch my pc as host (server) or to connect to another server (as a client).
 
Old 10-08-2003, 09:30 AM   #4
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If you're looking to avoid the command line, it should be easy enough to add the appropriate commands to your Gnome menu. Basicallly, you'll want three menu items. One would start vncserver (vncserver), one would shut down vncserver (vncserver -kill :1) and the third would start the vnc client. That way, whenever you want to do one of those things, you can just pick it from the menu.

You're going to have to install Real VNC, or something similar like Tight VNC, since as far as I know, KDE is the only desktop to implement a desktop specific version of VNC. And while I don't use KDE, I'd guess that their preference panel is simply a graphical front that does what I talked about above.
 
  


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