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Author Topic: controlling graphical applications on a computer over a network  (Read 4622 times)

M0E-lnx

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Re: controlling graphical applications on a computer over a network
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2009, 12:39:14 pm »

Yes... it will throw it to the remote display.
You have to remember though, you will not be able to control this app.
You wont be able to move it around the display or click anywhere on it. The remote client will have control over it

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Re: controlling graphical applications on a computer over a network
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2009, 07:38:50 am »

Does x11vnc have to be installed on both computers to work? or just on the local computer?
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Re: controlling graphical applications on a computer over a network
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2009, 08:34:48 am »

x11vnc needs to be installed on the server box
you can get away with tightvnc for the client.

Not sure if x11vnc includes a vncviewer, I know tightvnc does

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Re: controlling graphical applications on a computer over a network
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2009, 06:17:29 pm »

Ok, I installed TightVNC, started the vncserver and I am accessing the vncserver via a browser. When I log in, I see nothing but a terminal window and a gray/black background. I have to start the desktop and taskbar manually. (unless I add them to the file that is executed when I log in) I move the mouse around and open applications and stuff but none of that is showing up on the remote monitor. Is there a way to make stuff show up on the remote monitor? I also tried x11vnc and it does make stuff show up on the remote monitor. I can use x11vnc but I really liked being able to access the computer via a web browser.
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Re: controlling graphical applications on a computer over a network
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2009, 07:20:46 pm »

As far as I know, TightVNC can not access the primary display in *nix.

Accessing the remote display via a browser is mainly for when you are on a computer where you don't have administrative rights, and can not install the vncviewer. The browser applet is not as efficient as the dedicated client, though.
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