VNC without X?
Thu Nov 28 07:19:01 2002
My intent was to run an X server on the remote host, and encapsulate its
state using VNC. The end goal is to connect to the host from a local
"workstation" and continue working where I last left off.
I've done this many times before, but never with a remote host that has no X
software installed. The VNC+X Server, Xvnc, relies on things like Xserver,
xauth and xlib, which arn't installed. I'm trying to find a workaround for
The remote host in question is a Red Hat Linux machine. I do not have root
privileges on it, so I cannot install the particular RPMs or software in
/usr/local, etc. I have no physical access to the machine, so using a frame
buffer is out of the question as well.
I only have shell access and a home directory. Is it possible to find the
appropriate binaries (things like xauth, xterm, ..) and libraries (xlib, ..)
and fonts and put them in a directory in my home directory, and set
appropriate environment variables for X programs to see these files? If
possible, is this practical? Are there alternatives?
Thank you for reading, I hope to hear from you soon.
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