Share desktop with XOrg

Erik Osterholm erik+freebsd at
Thu Jan 19 10:21:12 PST 2006

On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 06:15:55PM +0100, User Gandalf wrote:
> Kilian Hagemann wrote:
> >On Wednesday 18 January 2006 18:08, User Gandalf pondered:
> > 
> >
> >>Is it possible to share a desktop under the XOrg server? Is there a port
> >>for this? I'm aware of the -display option of X based programs. What I
> >>need is not a remote desktop connection. I would like to share my
> >>desktop to another user so he can see what I see.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Yes, the stock Xorg server doesn't though. You could use VNC, but in my 
> >experience that just opens up another X display where you login separately 
> >using kdm/gdm/xdm or whatever.
> >
> >I suggest you use KDE's desktop sharing (krfb, in the menu under "System", 
> >part of the "kdenetwork" package, tested on 3.4.1). Does what you want.
> > 
> >
> I hoped there is a more native solution. I prefer gtk over kde but what 
> can I do?
> Thanks,

The x11vnc port may do what you want.  Give that a look.


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