RE: Ubuntu with Xvnc to :1 with no window manager at :0
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On Wed, 16 May 2012, Long, Phillip GOSS wrote:
Once again, I have to emphasize that I am *not* an expert, nor have I ever used Xvnc, so I'm just going by what I have ready over the years; unfortunately, I can't tell U off-hand where I happened to read these things, other than to say that it was most likely on the RealVNC website.I poked around on the RealVNC website a bit, and on the page http://kb.realvnc.com/questions/10/How+do+I+run+multiple+screens%7B47%7Dsessions+of+VNC%3Fit says that there is an X server built into the vncserver. It also shows one case in which U want to have more than one X server (running one or more copies of "vncserver"). In fact, much to my surprise, it also shows that U can attach "vncserver" to an already-existing X server. I didn't know U could do that!
Yes, that is another option but I think it is slower.
"vncserver" is an X server, with its own "display;" U work with it by setting the DISPLAY environment variable to the appropriate value (:1, :2.0, :0.1, etc.), just like U do with X11.
Right. I have been using it on Linux/UNIX systems for 15 years now. The thing I don't think I can do is run vncviewer on a Linux box that doesn't have the window manager running. Right? So I have to have a minimum of two X sessions going -- one in :1, say, and the other on :0, to be able to do what I want.
Connecting remotely isn't an issue. It's when I'm at the desktop on touching the machine that has my vncserver :1 running in it. To see it I have to run vncviewer, and to do that I need a window manager.
Maybe I could run Gnome in vncserver :1, and then use a lightweight window manager like ICEwm on :0. I do more work remotely than at the desktop. I do have a lot of memory and disk, though. The thing is I can't run two Gnome sessions at the same time.
Now Ubuntu is using Unity and I don't know how that's going to work out. Mike _______________________________________________ VNC-List mailing list VNC-List@xxxxxxxxxxx To remove yourself from the list visit: http://www.realvnc.com/mailman/listinfo/vnc-list
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