"Xtee"

John C. Quillan quillan "at" doitnow.com
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 05:57:40 +0000


I may have forgot to post this before,

Check out the following link.  It seems to be able to move stuff from one display
to another.

ftp://ftp.cs.columbia.edu/pub/xmove/

Hope this helps


> >>>>>>> Ivan Popov writes:
> >
> > many people on this list replied to the message about shareable X desktop.
> >
> > I am wondering why just running Xvnc + (X?) vncviewer client isn't
> > sufficient?
> >
> > I even tried to start Xvnc with -query option and it looks (in vncviewer)
> > exactly like my usual login screen. Then I can log in and do anything...
> > And make this session shareable.
> >
> > Isn't it what you are looking for?
> >
> > Yes, naturally, you have to login and to run some kind of vncviewer.
> > Well, make your startx (or "vncuser"'s login script?) start just
> > X vncviewer to local Xvnc, nothing else...
> >
> > A bit surprised,
>
> Thank you Ivan - a bit of sanity on this thread at last!
>
> There is no point running any kind of multiplexing proxy X server - they have
> exactly the same problems Joel was originally trying to avoid with Xvnc
> (namely that you have to specially run applications through the proxy rather
> than directly on the real X server).
>
> They also have problems caused by trying to use the X protocol which, unlike
> VNC, wasn't designed from the start with multiplexing in mind.
>
> And while we're on the subject........
>
> >>>>>>>> Richard Offer writes:
> >
> > Xfvb is the virtual frame buffer X server, it fakes a Xserver purely in memory
> > no graphics at all (of course this also means that there is no way of viewing
> > the display (well there is is, but you don't want to know....).
> >
> > Folding the Xvnc code into Xvfb would be a great idea, it would remove the
> > necessity of having to run a Xserver (except the combined Xvnc/Xfvb)...
>
> I'm not sure what you mean here Richard - Xvnc is really just a refinement of
> Xvfb.  When you run Xvnc without a connection to a viewer it behaves exactly
> like Xvfb.  The only difference is that Xvnc _does_ give you a way to view the
> display!
>
> Cheers
>
> Tristan
>
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