[linux-audio-user] Re: Is the Linux desktop really here?

Anthony DiSante orders at nodivisions.com
Mon Dec 8 17:20:04 EST 2003

Mark Knecht wrote:
>>My biggest suggestion is to install and run an ssh server and a
>>VNC server
>>on it, so you can fix things for them remotely.  VNC is also handy for
>>showing them how to do things while you're on the phone with
>>them, because
>>you're looking at the same screen and using the same keyboard/mouse that
>>they are.  It's been invaluable to me for working on my mom's PC from 170
>>miles away.
> This is what I'm doing with my dad. Add x0rfbserver to that list so that you
> can view their running desktop and you've got a nice setup for handling
> things no matter where you are.

But VNC alone lets you view (and control) the remote desktop.  What does 
xOrfbserver add?  I googled it and found a few pages about it, but I don't 
really understand what it does that VNC doesn't.


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