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realvnc installed on SUSE 10(server1), from another suse 10, machine(client1), I want to get the Desktop of server1. On client1, I ran vncclient and connect the server1... ok its done. ...
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    vnc-- didnt get the desktop of remote machine


    realvnc installed on SUSE 10(server1), from another suse 10, machine(client1), I want to get the Desktop of server1.
    On client1, I ran vncclient and connect the server1... ok its done.
    Prblm is that using vnc i just get "xterm" like console on client1(vncclient), and not the whole desktop of server1(vncserver). on that console(xterm like), I can type and run any gui app, e.g firefox, evolution etc, but this is not I want... I want a complete desktop of server1... so that I point and click, as we normally do.
    is it possible using realvnc ? how ? plz help

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    Cool Vnc

    Hey;

    In your $HOME directory, there should be a hidden directory called ".vnc ". Have a look in there and you should see a script called "xstartup". There is probably a basic window manager :

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    #!/bin/sh

    # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
    # unset SESSION_MANAGER
    # exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

    [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
    [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
    xsetroot -solid grey
    vncconfig -iconic &
    xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
    #twm &
    gnome-session &

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    It seems to default to "twm" ( a useless window manager) . If you look on your system for other window managers ( like fvwm2, ICEWm, and gnome-session) and put one of those in there instead.

    Check the man pages for vncserver to see how to kill, start , modify ,etc.


    Have phun.

    Bartockbat

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks Dear bartockbat, for such a nice help

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