throopw "at" sheol.org
Thu Jun 10 15:54:00 2004
: I was wondering how do run the vncserver from redhat so that I can get a
: true screen on a windows system. Currently, when I do this, I get a
: terminal screen of the linux system within the vncviewer. But I want a
: true display of the redhat desktop.
There are at least five ways to do this.
1. Run an Xvnc process in normal work, and even locally, use
vncviewer. That has performance impact for the normal, local apps,
so isn't the best way, and doesn't allow doing it after the fact
without preplanning. But it's simple, straightforward, and works
with all VNC releases.
2. Use KDE screen sharing.
3. Use the xf4vnc loadable module for Xfree86.
This probably has the best performance.
4. Use x0vncserver from realvnc v4.
5. Use x11vnc, which is based on the libvncserver project.
x11vnc uses essentially the same methods as x0vncserver and KDE screen
sharing, but is implemented in a completely different way, is written
in C with no C++ for greater portability (eg, to Sun or others), and
has a raftload of tailoring options to do various specialized things.
It's what I use for this purpose, since I have to talk to non-linux
X servers sometimes, and it's easy to start up after the fact with
Wayne Throop throopw "at" sheol.org