Subject: RE: Headless PC: Who does the graphics?
gobbledegeek "at" gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 00:25:01 2005
Good tip! I'll do that....
On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 08:32:57 -0800, Collins, Kevin (MindWorks)
[Contractor] <KCollins "at" chevrontexaco.com> wrote:
> Since xscreensaver runs on an X server, it requires a DISPLAY not a
> monitor... We update our $HOME/.vnc/xstartup script to have:
> /usr/bin/X11/xhost +$LOGNAME 2>&1
> /usr/bin/X11/xscreensaver -no-splash -lock-mode -timeout 5 2>&1 &
> Which works great. One thing you may have to do is (we do) is to change
> your prefs for xscreensaver to NOT run the various programs but just
> "blank" the screen, otherwise VNC gets to work sending a lot of screen
> updates that are mostly unused. You can add this to the
> $HOME/.xscreensaver (or modify the global xcreensaver config file):
> programs: -none
> I implemented this over a year ago and it works really well.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On
> Behalf Of Gobbledegeek
> Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 11:37 PM
> To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: Subject: RE: Headless PC: Who does the graphics?
> To put it simply, I want a VNCclient connected to my headless pc,
> docked in a corner window, and I want to see at all times, whats
> happening with Mr. Headless - what it would display if it had a
> monitor of its own. Btw, if there is no monitor, will xscreensaver
> ever get activated? I won't be able to do all this until next week
> when I buy my 2 new PCs - which is why I have more questions for now,
> than I have answers.... :)
> >I'd take this thread with a pinch of salt. Robin is talking about how
> >the VNC Server works, and is unfortunately mistaken, while
> >"Gobbledegeek" is seemingly talking about the VNC module for XFree86,
> >about Xvnc.
> >Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
> Nonchalantly yours
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