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Re: more Fedora Cookbook: VNC

On Sat, 19 Jan 2008, Paul Johnson wrote:

> On Jan 9, 2008 2:54 AM, Alexander Apprich
> <a apprich science-computing de> wrote:
> > Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > >   yes, yes, it's really basic stuff but ...
> >
> I found this to be informative.
> I've not used vnc for about 10 years, since Windows 95.
> It works differently than I remember.  In the old days, when I would
> use vnc, I would see the programs that were running on the other
> system, and I'd take control of the keyboard and mouse of the other
> system. It was handy for practical jokes where we would make people's
> PCs do crazy stuff.

ok, here's what i've been able to figure out, and others can fix any
errors before i wiki it.

on the server side, run:

  $ x0vncserver PasswordFile=/home/rpjday/.vnc/passwd

(or whichever password file represents the appropriate user.
according to the man page, you *must* specify a VNC password file to
be used, which makes sense.)

  when you do that, you'll see something like:
Sun Jan 20 10:17:12 2008
 main:        XTest extension present - version 2.2
 main:        Listening on port 5900

  then, on the client side, connect to that exact port:

  $ vncviewer

that appears to give me the remote control over that desktop session.



Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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