Very new to vnc

Carroll, Patrick S psc59782 "at" glaxowellcome.com
Wed, 09 Dec 1998 20:47:20 +0000


I have also found the following resolution helpful under the following
conditions...

>My local computer is set at 1024x768 resolution (Windows NT4)
>I have the Microsoft Office toolbar up and running on the right hand of the
screen (default position)
>I have the Task Bar up [Start Button Bar] and running on the bottom of the
screen (default positon)
>The remote computer (Linux) is set to use 975x705 resolution. (edit
"vncserver" startup script, change line with "$geometry=" in it)

This makes the maximum amount of the remote computer screen visible on my
desktop without the annoying scroll-bars.  The change to the vncserver
script will apply to all vncserver sessions started no matter the user.  So
if this is just for yourself, use Ben's command line args with the above
resolution.

Patrick Carroll
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Ben Kosse [SMTP:BKosse "at" thecreek.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, December 09, 1998 3:12 PM
> To:	'vnc-list "at" orl.co.uk'
> Subject:	RE: Very new to vnc
> 
> Well, for me, I'm using this:
> su -l <username> -c 'vncserver :5 -name <username> -depth 16 -geometry
> 800x600'
> 
> which tells it to use 16-bit color depth (matches my monitor at work) with
> 800x600 resolution (so it fits within the 1024x768 monitor).
> 
> I really don't know what you tell vncserver so that it prints the options,
> but doing 'vncserver -kill' at the commandline does, indeed, print out all
> your options.
> 
> --
> Ben Kosse
> bkosse "at" thecreek.com
> PC Support Analyst
> Coldwater Creek Inc.
> (208) 265-7114
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joseph Norris [mailto:sirron "at" ns.mcoe.k12.ca.us]
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 1998 10:37 AM
> > To: Ben Kosse
> > Cc: 'vnc-list "at" orl.co.uk'
> > Subject: RE: Very new to vnc
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Thank you for this most helpfull information. I have one additional
> > question:   In your su statement below after the vncserver 
> > statement, you
> > mention <other options>. Can you give me some direction in finding out
> > what these other options are?
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > #Joseph Norris (Perl - what else is there?/Linux/CGI/Msql)
> > print @c=map chr 
> > $_+100,(6,17,15,16,-68,-3,10,11,16,4,1,14,-68,12,1,14,8,
> > -68,4,-3,-1,7,1,14,-68,6,11,15,1,12,4,-68,-22,11,14,14,5,15,-90);
> > 
> > 
> > On Wed, 9 Dec 1998, Ben Kosse wrote:
> > 
> > It uses whatever your default window manager is, provided you 
> > run it as
> > yourself. If you're running it in startup scripts, I'd suggest using: 
> >      su -l <username> -c 'vncserver <other options> -name <username>'
> > to start VNC. This way, it executes *AS* that user.
> > 
> > FWIW, I'm using it to remote 2 sessions off a Linux box. Nice work.
> > 
> > --
> > Ben Kosse
> > bkosse "at" thecreek.com
> > PC Support Analyst
> > Coldwater Creek Inc.
> > (208) 265-7114
> > 
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Joseph Norris [mailto:sirron "at" ns.mcoe.k12.ca.us]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 1998 9:21 AM
> > > To: vnc-list "at" orl.co.uk
> > > Subject: Very new to vnc
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Hello listeros,
> > > 
> > > I just began to use vnc (server on my Linux box, viewer on my 
> > > Windows 98
> > > box). I have a beginners question: How do I setup my startup 
> > > file so that
> > > it runs KDE and not twm?
> > > 
> > > Thanks to all. Cheers!
> > > 
> > > #Joseph Norris (Perl - what else is there?/Linux/CGI/Msql)
> > > print @c=map chr 
> > > $_+100,(6,17,15,16,-68,-3,10,11,16,4,1,14,-68,12,1,14,8,
> > > -68,4,-3,-1,7,1,14,-68,6,11,15,1,12,4,-68,-22,11,14,14,5,15,-90);
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
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