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Re: using VNC to *control* a remote session

On Sun, 20 Jan 2008, Les Mikesell wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >   i just now noticed, in the files that come with the vnc-server
> > package, the "x0vncserver" program.  "man x0vncserver":
> >
> > "x0vncserver is a VNC server which continuously polls any X display,
> > allowing it to be controlled via VNC..."
> >
> >   ok, so does that give one the ability to control a remote session,
> > the way paul johnson was waxing nostalgic about earlier?  i must
> > investigate further ...
> >
> There are any number of ways to 'control a remote session'.  If you
> mean specifically while it is also displayed on the main console,
> then the X module is one way to do it.

sorry, but by "X module," do you mean the aforementioned x0vncserver?

> I think KDE and Gnome have desktop sharing options too. I usually
> run the desktop I want to share under freenx and always access it
> remotely since the performance is better than vnc - but vnc is good
> enough it you just want to check some long-running program
> occasionally.

i realize there are options outside of VNC, i just wanted to keep that
wiki page VNC-specific.  admittedly, though, i've never used freenx.
now you've piqued my interest ...


p.s.  i've already updated the VNC wiki page to discuss x0vncserver.

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

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