detach/reattach remote GUI applications?
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Mon Nov 13 09:42:29 UTC 2006
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Luke Dean wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Nov 2006, Eric Schuele wrote:
>> On 11/12/06 18:37, Luke Dean wrote:
>>> I run a headless server and I've become fond of using the "screen"
>>> utility with SSH to allow me to launch a text-based application,
>>> detach from it, and then reattach to it later to see how it's going.
>>> I'm wondering if there's a tool I can use that would allow me to do
>>> that with GUI applications.
>> Could this be of use?
> Yes! That's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. I used VNC with
> Windows years ago and it never occurred to me that it might be available
> on other platforms. Thanks for putting me on the right track.
There is also a VNC server solution that ties into running X displays
(called x11vnc under Gentoo Linux; not sure if it exists in the ports
tree though), and an X11 solution that has been customized for high
transfer rates referred to as either nx or nomachinex. I found standard
VNC to be annoying since it requires a running X server instance, which
is a waste depending on what I have running, and both solutions I
mentioned earlier run well for many people (tried x11vnc but not
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