VMWare and VNC: FYI, it's great!

"Beerse, Corné" cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 15:23:29 +0000


> -----Original Message-----
> I thought I'd drop a note and thank the VNC team for providing a great
> solution for a specific problem I had:
> 
> In an effort to get the best of both worlds, I run Redhat Linux in a
> virtual machine inside Windows XP, the host operating system. (VMWare
> provides the virtualization of the hardware, in case anyone's not
> familiar with the software.)
> 
> I installed Cygwin to get bash and sshd for Windows, but was unhappy
> with the X-windows solution. It was a bit of a hassle to run, and
> wasn't "stateful" in that I had to log out when shutting down the X
> window.
> 
> Enter VNC: I configured by Linux desktop to be smaller in size than my
> normal Windows desktop, then set up VNC to use my normal X
> environment. Now all have I have to do is hit one icon, and VNC will
> connect to the virtual machine, start up KDE, and present a normal X
> desktop. The best thing is that I can kill the VNC window, and next
> time I fire it up, I will see the exact same desktop that I had the
> previous session.

It can be even better: Setup Xvnc like this
http://www.sourcecodecorner.com/articles/vnc/linux.asp and KDE will be
automatically started. (however, you drop the reuse of the previous session)

> 
> So not only is VNC a good remote desktop solution, it's a good
> X-server-for-virtual-os solution. :)
> 
> David
> 
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> The University of Virginia             http://coppit.org/
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