Solutions for shrinking a local desktop with and without
Jim C. Brown
jma5 "at" umd.edu
Tue Feb 7 19:27:01 2006
On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 04:47:55PM +0100, Felix E. Klee wrote:
> I want to
> run a high-res desktop on a low-ses screen.
> Possible solutions:
> 3. Connect a VNC client to a VNC-Server that supports shrinking of the
> Current state:
> * 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.
You could try to connect it to an Xvfb (X server that just uses a virtual
undisplayed framebuffer) - I have no idea if this would actually work.
Alternatively you could just run an Xvnc + x11vnc on it, and have two ports to
connect to it.
> 4. Connect a VNC client that supports shrinking of the remote desktop to a
> Current state:
> * 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.
The first google result for "dmx/external" returns a web page that lists vnc-software-scaling.patch
It is for vncviewer 3.3.7 but perhaps you could adapt the patch to apply to
the vncviewer in 4.1.1 (and thus have a lightweight vncviewr that still supports
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