sharing desktop witn VNC
micahjon at ywave.com
Fri Sep 23 18:16:54 PDT 2005
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 07:31:17PM -0700, Micah wrote:
>>>I'm trying to use tighvnc to "share" a desktop with a friend,
>>>for educational purposes.
>>>I've been able to run vncserver on my local machine, and
>>>connect to it with vncviewer. I've also been able to ssh to his
>>>machine (with X forwarding turned on) and do the same thing, but
>>>this is really slow.
>>>In the case of his FreebSD machine I just got the simple session
>>>that xstart produces.
>>>How can I star vncserver on his FreebSD machine, such that I get
>>>a full blown KDE desktop? This is BTW what he gets when he logs in
>>>via kdm. Is there a way to share an already running
>>>X session with vnc? Or do I have to start a new session using vncserver?
>>KDE provides a VNC server that allows you to connect to an already
>>running KDE session. From the KDE control center select "Internet &
>>Network" --> "Desktop Sharing". Adjust the settings to your liking.
>>I've had keyboard problems with it when connecting from the RealVNC
>>client (massively repeated characters making it impossible to type
> I just looked on his machine, which is running KDE version 3.4.2, and I can't
> find that choice in his control center. Now I _do_ see it on a machine
> I have here that is runnig KDE version 3.3.2. His machine machine is
> FreebSD 4.11 STABLE, and the machine I happen to have KDE on is Debian.
> Could it be in a different place on his?
Make sure he has kdenetwork installed (pkg_info kdenetwork\*). If he
has kdenetwork try running krfb from a command prompt.
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