VNC Listening mode under Linux / vncconnect
Jerome R. Westrick
jerry "at" westrick.com
Wed May 26 22:12:00 2004
Okay first thing you need to understand is:
WIndows only has one GUI, so vnc on windows display that one.
Linux can have as many GUIs as there is resoruces to allocated,
so vnc is designed to start a new GUI and let people access that.
This is not what you want.
Addionally your questions are not clear.
but I'll help you to clarify the questions.
On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 22:03, Bernd Lachner wrote:
> we want to use vnc in our school-network to make it possible to look at
> pupil-clients and to show the teachers-screen to all pupils.
> For Windows there is a destop-programm, but for Linux there is none (we
> found nothing).
I wonder which program you found?
Are the Pupils windows, are the teachers linux? viceversa? both?
Please explain your plans more clearly.
> We looked at the manuals and know how to use vnc in "usual" mode: we can
> look at an other computer and control it. We also found the commands to
> start the client in listening-mode:
On the linux machine?
> vncviewer -listen :0
> Then on the server we executed the following command:
> vncconnect -display :0 hostname
> ... but nothing happend! No error-message!
> We are working on a Suse 9.1-System with kde 3.2.1, which has already
> started vncserver on display 0. We tested vnc and it is working.
> Do you have some examples, how to use the server and viewer in listening
> mode and how to connect from server to the client via vncconnect?
Okay, I suggest you tell us a little more about your planed (or
existing) setup and then we can help you get the commands right...
> Thanks in advance,
> Birgit and Bernd Lachner