new to vnc, problem with display
Jim C. Brown
jma5 "at" umd.edu
Fri Feb 10 23:42:00 2006
On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 03:17:43PM -0800, Alaa G wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm new to VNC, and I'm trying to control a Linux(Fedora) machine from Windows XP and the other way too. When I connect from Linux to Win I can see the graphical setup like windows exactly and I could control the mouse and keyboard of the windows machine. And when I finally got it to connect from Windows to Linux, I only get a terminal without any graphics and it seems that it is separate from the session I'm logged in in Linux.
> Is this how it supposed to work, or am I doing something wrong? Does Linux allow the same functionality as windows (meaning controlling the mouse and keyboard from windows)
Yes, this is exactly how it is suppose to work. Under Linux a new Xserver
and session is started. It's more secure.
If you want to VNC into a running X server, that is doable as well.
You can either load the vnc extension in your X config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf
or something similar) or you can run x11vnc (which will poll the X server for
graphics and fill up the VNC framebuffer with them). Using vnc.so is generally
the recommended method.
> Alaa G
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