"headed" virtualbox + vnc

Andriy Gapon avg at FreeBSD.org
Thu Dec 1 20:32:33 UTC 2011

on 01/12/2011 19:56 Greg Byshenk said the following:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 07:02:24PM +0200, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>> on 01/12/2011 18:17 Warren Block said the following:
>>> On Thu, 1 Dec 2011, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>>>> Is it possible to start a guess VM with GUI and also be able to access it via VNC?
>>>> All google hits for freebsd+virtualbox+vnc are about VBoxHeadless.
>>> net/x11vnc installed in the guest should work.
>> Of course that's not what I meant/wanted.
> It's about as close as you can get, I think.
> If I understand aright, "standard" VNC uses its own display, which
> means that it can't somehow "attach" to an existing X display.
> I've never used it, but according to its description, x11vnc -does-
> allow you to connect to a running X display:
> 	"x11vnc differs from traditional UNIX VNC servers in that
> 	it is accessing a real X displays that may already be in
> 	progress rather than creating its own X server for clients
> 	to connect to."

I am not sure what all of this (i.e. features of vncserver and x11vnc) has to do
with a capability of Virtualbox to export guest's screen via VNC protocol.

Andriy Gapon

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