Multiple displays with VNC for Windows
Tue Jun 10 20:39:01 2003
Ross Presser said:
> I wrote:
>> > In this sense, WinVNC does not support more than one display per host.
> "Beerse, Corni" wrote:
>> WinVNC does not support more than one $DISPLAY setting per
>> host since there can run only one WinVNC server per host.
>> If you have multiple monitors connected to one
>> display-adapter resulting in a system where you can have a
>> single window spread over both (all?) monitors, I think vnc
>> only sees a single-large display and forwards that, since it
>> just sees the entire screen.
> **** Wishful thinking ****
> That is what WinVNC *should* do, but in fact, the WinVNC code will only
> the primary monitor. Even if they are joined to a single desktop (i.e.,
> windows can float between monitors). This is doubtless because of the
> low-level inspection of Windows display handling.
There is a patched version of VNC by Jay Freeman that he posted to the
list a couple of years ago:
Not much activity (and his FTP site says he had a server crash), but the
binary and patch are still available. Maybe someone that wants
multi-monitor support bad enough can pick up the torch and see what is
going on with it.