Unplug a mouse and lose it

Damien Elmes clug at repose.cx
Fri Jun 14 03:08:43 EST 2002

Rasjid Wilcox <rasjidw at openminddev.net> writes:

> On Thu, 13 Jun 2002 10:26 pm, Ben Elliston wrote:
>> >>>>> "Damien" == Damien Elmes <clug at repose.cx> writes:
>>   Damien> .. So basically, I'm wondering if there's something analogous to
>> the win32 VNC Damien> server for linux?
>> Sure.  There are VNC servers for most plaforms.
> Actually, I think what Damien wants *is* slightly different from the standard 
> VNC usage under Linux.
> Normally a VNC server starts a new 'virtual' Xserver, with a new display 
> number.  I think what Damein is after is a VNC session that mirrors an 
> existing 'real' X session.  This way we can avoid the 'double' X server 
> situation required to view a VNC session locally.
> I did a quick search on google, and found x0rfbserver. 
> http://www.hexonet.de/software/x0rfbserver/

Thanks for that link! It originally wasn't working, but I ran it in gdb and
found out it wanted the $HOSTNAME variable set or it'd segfault. And it
worked! I could connect in via another computer with vnc. It's exactally what
I was after. 

Thanks :-)

Damien Elmes

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