Solutions for shrinking a local desktop with and without VNC?
Felix E. Klee
fk "at" linuxburg.de
Tue Feb 7 15:48:01 2006
I want to
run a high-res desktop on a low-ses screen.
1. Use an X11 server that support shrinking of the displayed desktop to the
native solution of the graphics card (ATI Radeon 9000, in particular).
* I've not found any such server.
2. Use a tool for displaying the desktop of a dummy X server scaled.
* One can use gnome-mag but this requires installation of Gnome, which is a
PITA. Furthermore I'm not even sure whether gnome-mag supports shrinking
or only magnification, which I don't need. Description of the
installation process (untested):
3. Connect a VNC client to a VNC-Server that supports shrinking of the
* x11vnc seems to do what I want (untested). However, it needs to connect
to a real X-Server which is not needed in my case and which probably means
a lot of overhead. I'd prefer a VNC server which includes an X server.
4. Connect a VNC client that supports shrinking of the remote desktop to a
* krdc does what I want (tested!), but it requries installation of KDE. I'd
prefer a solution that is more light weight.
Pointers to additional software solutions are welcome.
Dipl.-Phys. Felix E. Klee
Email: fk "at" linuxburg.de (work), felix.klee "at" inka.de (home)
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