doubts on VNC server for LINUX
cbeerse "at" lycos.nl
Tue Dec 7 13:08:00 2004
bheemesh v wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can we have vncserver for a frame buffer enbled LINUX kernel.
I recall by head the existing of a vnc-server that copies the framebuffer
device. Try a search for 'framebuffer' at
http://www.realvnc.com/swish-e/search/vnc-list (or google for it)...
(I found http://www.hexonet.de/software/x0rfbserver/ which does not show what I
> That is there will be no X-Server, rather the name XVNC is specific
> for XServer based systems.
Definitly not. Xvnc just stands for an X11-server with a VNC backend (and no use
of display hardware). It IS an X11-server.
> But in the UNIX-Source for Xvnc i came across a "Linux.cf",
> in the config directory of Xvnc source directory.
> 1) What are these ".cf" files specific to each flavours of Linux/Unix?
> 2) Can we have vnc server configured for a framebuffer enabled Linux
> kerenl without X-server?
I have some headless machines (no display, text-only console) that serve some
vnc-sessions as described on
http://www.sourcecodecorner.com/articles/vnc/linux.asp. That does nothing with
the framebuffer or what ever is on the console.
> 3) If Xvnc stands for vncserver for Unix kind of platforms, does that
> needs support of X-server, without which we can't have X-vnc on Unix
> like platforms?
No, as above, Xvnc includes an X11 server. You can replace your call to an
X-server on your system to use Xvnc and have that operational.
On some RedHat systems, I edited /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf to start Xvnc and not
XF86. It gives a text-console and display :0 is at `vncviewer:0`. Be sure to add
the vnc-specific options to the Xvnc-line. See `Xvnc --help` for a list.
> Pls help me in this respect at the earliest.
> Thanks in advance.
With some sys-admin knowledge, the mentioned settings can be setup on HP-UX,
Solaris and many other unix implementations.