Finally getting to this and am having difficulties.
If I read the man page on x11vnc it tells me to use -unixpw but it never
lists it as a valid option. The FAQ locate
should run "x11vnc -unixpw -display WAIT:cmd=/tmp/display"
(where /tmp/display finds the current display name, script was copied from
the page mentioned above) but I get an error indicating -unixpw is not a
valid option, see below:
19/01/2007 17:19:38 x11vnc version: 0.8.2 lastmod: 2006-07-12
19/01/2007 17:19:38 initialize_screen: fb_depth/fb_bpp/fb_Bpl 24/32/2560
19/01/2007 17:19:38 *** unrecognized option(s) ***
19/01/2007 17:19:38  -unixpw
19/01/2007 17:19:38 For a list of options run: x11vnc -opts
19/01/2007 17:19:38 or for the full help: x11vnc -help
x11vnc -help mentions -unixpw as an option but does not state it as one. Am
I missing something? I am trying to run this at the command line so I can
Thank you for your help,
On 11/18/06, Jamie Bohr <jamiebohr(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Please see comments below.
On 11/18/06, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-11-18 at 17:16, Jamie Bohr wrote:
> > We run Windows on the Linux workstation in VMWare server. Works
> > pretty good, there are issues when we copy an exsisting vm session to
> > another system, but that is another story.
> > The application is very graphic and CPU intensive, running it on a VM
> > doesn't work. Good idea though.
> You probably aren't going to like it much under VNC either
> then, unless it is just for an occassional remote check on
Yes, occassional use but on the fly. Say an Engineer is working on a
project and then leaves for home. They stay logged into their workstation.
Now say they want to work from home on the same project, the very one they
have up. They want to be able to connect to their display remotely.
> Can I assume there is no functionality built into KDE & Gnome to start
> > a process when a person logs in (I am able to do this) and stop it
> > when they log out (this seems to be the problem)?
> All processes normally stop when you log out unless they
> do something to dissociate from the terminal. Connecting
> with vnc and disconnecting don't count as logins, though.
> Can you be more specific about what you want to happen?
The Engineer stay logged in.
I'm off on vacation this week but when I get back in the office I will try
the x11VNC that was suggested. It sounds more along the lines of what I
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