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Re: vnc server problem

Frank Cox wrote:
On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 23:27:21 -0500
Mail Lists wrote:

  You are right ... I am silly! Anyway, the 'native display .. :0' is
what i meant .. hope tis clear now.

Ok... now why would you need or want to do that?

I've never actually tried display 0.  On one of my machines, this is the
relevant line in /etc/vncservers:


and it works fine.

You're taking about 2 different implementations of VNC here. The server running on :0 gives control of the remote computers visual X display. This is RealVNC. It is embedded in the user's Xserver running on the system console monitor. This is the way vnc works on Windows computers.

The :1 display is purely a networked display and is not running on a real monitor. This is just VNC.

I have used both in the past on the same computer (neither one is dependent on the other to work).

If I understand what you're trying to do, i.e. tunnel your vnc session, you
need to use something like this with ssh:

ssh -L 5902:localhost:5901 myserver

where myserver is the server that you're planning to log into.

Then something like this will bring up your desktop:

vncviewer -AutoSelect=0 -LowColourLevel 1 -PreferredEncoding ZRLE localhost:2

Be sure that you've run vncpasswd to set up the vnc password on your remote
computer first.

Kevin J. Cummings
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