Leaving firefox running remotely through a ssh connection

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Aug 4 15:50:08 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-08-04 at 23:05 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> On 08/04/2010 10:34 PM, Mike Klinke wrote:
> > On Wednesday 04 August 2010 09:22, Paul Smith wrote:
> >
> >> Thanks, Mike. Concerning the suggested way, I have a question:
> >> can someone nearby the remote computer see what I do on the vnc
> >> session?
> > If a monitor is connected and it's turned on, yes.
> >
> I believe you are confusing VNC on Windows with VNC on Linux.  On
> Windows the answer is yes since there is a single video server and you
> are simply taking over.  However, with vncserver on Linux you are
> actually creating a separate Xvnc server with its own display.  It will
> not be visible on the "console" of the remote machine.
if I recall correctly, you can get the same behavior - maybe use xnest
but out of the box, no.


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