Linux framebuffer device exportable via some VNC server?
froh "at" SuSE.de
Thu Jul 18 10:30:06 2002
Till Adam <till "at" adam-lilienthal.de> writes:
> # Quoting Susanne Oberhauser (froh "at" suse.de):
> > is there a vnc server which exports the Linux framebuffer device
> > via vnc?
> I don't think there is such a server, but I am planing to do one to
> complement DirectVNC. ETA unknown, though ;).
What is missing for such a beast?
As far as I understand, the vnc servers somehow intercept change
events on the display. How would that be accomplished with the fb
device, being mmapped memory?
I don't understand much of such things yet, but I think, once this
change event interception is mastered, it should not be too hard to
extend one of the existing vnc servers in such a way that it exports
the /dev/fbX instead of some 'own' memory, shouldn't it?
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