using VNC as a passive viewer under Linux (viewing the local
desktop on a remote box)
sbenno "at" gardena.net
Fri Dec 5 17:43:01 2003
I use Linux and I'd like to do the following using vnc server and vncviewer.
Machine A is running a standard X11 desktop and machine B running too a
standard X11 desktop
but should act as a simple passive viewer (in a window, like vncviewer)
of the screen of machine A .
I tried to launch
vncserver -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16 -alwaysshared
on machine A, open a local vncviewer session (using localhost:1.0) which
opens a desktop in a window.
Now on machine B I run:
and when working on the vnc desktop on the machine A I see a copy of
that desktop on the
screen of machine B.
This is what I want but I'd like running a native desktop on machine A
(for simplicity and performance reasons),
without opening a vnc desktop in a window on A.
Is that possible ?
I tried an other app (XMX) that works as X Protocol Multiplexor
but this too opens a new desktop in a window on the local box.
I'd like to use the native X server that is shared (read only) with box B.
I tried an old app that simply copies the data from the local display to
a remote display called xwatchwin:
it works but it is extremely slow because it does not apply all the
optimizations like VNC when transfering
the data from display A to display B.
Any solution to my problem ?
Thanks in advance for infos.