Help needed in running vncviewer with a very thin X Server.
Tue Jun 10 14:13:00 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nazim Khan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> I am just trying to use my very old linux based PC, x486, as
> a display/control unit for servers which are running WinNT/Linux.
Should be possible, provided it has sufficient memory (say 32 MB or more)
> Is it possible to run "vncviewer" with a very thin X Server.
> I liked the idea about Xvnc which includes 'X Server + VNC Server'.
> Is it possible to have something of similar sort for "X
> Server + vncviewer"
> where X Server just has the capabilities to display Graphical Desktop
> imported from the VNC Server.
I don't know details on this but I can tell you a vncviewer process does not
need any window manager, it can do with any X11 server. To be on the save
side, the colordepth should match (be the same or vnc less than the
> If possible, What could be the basic hardware requirements
> for running X
> minimum RAM + Processor speed to have a kind of good display feel.
> I don't want to run Windows Manager.
Just get yourself the Xserer that suits your hardware. At the time XFree86
R3 was hot and new, most you need was enough video memory. On a 1 MByte
video board, you can choose between colordepth and size: on 8 bit colors
(256 colors) you can do 1024 * 768. If you can doo with 16 bit colors,
800*600 should be possible. If you need more colors, you can do only
480*640. (that's for the standardized geometries, others can do as long as
(hight * width * colordept) stays within the video memory.
vncviewer runs happy inside a Xserver, provided it fits in the colordepth
and the geometry. If you don't use a window manager, you don't get a window
border so you don't need to count for that ;-)
> Any help would be appreciated.
>From here, it is up to you: just trial-and-error.
btw: Xvnc is just one of those small Xservers, if you use that one to run
vncviewer in, you can take that over once again...