Control local X from ssh?

Joachim Dagerot jd at
Sun Jan 30 04:05:55 PST 2005

I'm not very knowledgeable in the areas of X, X servers and clients.

I have a setup like this:

1. FreeBSD server
2. FreeBSD Workstation with only monitor, not keyboard, no mouse
3. Windows XP Complete workstation with an X-win32

On workstation 2 I'm running X and an auto started image viewer that shows a slideshow.
Today when I want to show another set of images I'll have to add/remove images from a designated folder and then restart the whole machine. Everything done via SSH to the client.

I would prefer being able to just shutdown/start up the image viewer software in that particular X session.

I installed VNC server on the client, but it only served me with yet another X session, not the particular sceen shown on the monitor.

I certainly could need some help here.

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