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

Mark Knecht mknecht at controlnet.com
Mon Dec 8 17:56:31 EST 2003

> 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.

I have never gotten vncserver (TightVNC version) to display the remote
desktop of a running Linux box. It will display a remote windows box, and it
will create a new display on the remote box, but not display the user's
running desktop.

I have been told that the beta version of RealVNC vncserver will do this,
but it requires a recompile of XFree with some patch, so I'm not up for that
when x0frbserver does a good job.

Anyway, that's my experience.

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