Linux framebuffer device exportable via some VNC server?
froh "at" SuSE.de
Fri Jul 19 10:26:04 2002
"Beerse, Corni" <cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl> writes:
> If I understand you correctly, you have headless servers from which
> you like to take-over the console to see the console messages at
> your desktop.
Almost. I'd like to interact with a console, ideally right after
booting. I don't need vnc access to the boot messages before the
kernel is up --- there is some console for that. But the cosole is
not char based but line or block oriented (both exist). Now I'm
investigating how to get access to a char or even better graphics
based virtual console.
This is where vnc came to my mind.
> If your hardware happens to be Compaq-server, have a look at Compaq
> Remote Interface Board. It works but as soon as vnc is up and
> running, I switch over as it is about 4 times faster (to my
No it's a mainframe (S/390).
> If you happen to have influence on what's on the next SuSE distro,
> try to include
> http://www.sourcecodecorner.com/articles/vnc/linux.asp . Then I
> don't have to do it myself... (or is it on 8?)
I'll contact our vnc packager on this.
thanks for your help :)
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