Thread: Linux-Tight VNC-Anyone used it?
February 3rd, 2003, 02:33 PM #1
Linux-Tight VNC-Anyone used it?
I've been thinking about installing Tight VNC. I am even more convinced I should do this after reading this http://www.linuxworld.com/2003/0203.barr.html article. Anyone have any tips, or thoughts?
I am running behind a router.....so that may be fun, but I would like to be able to take control of my home desktop from my work computer, and vice versa.
Any tips/suggestions greatly appreciated. I'm going to try to get this to work tonight.
February 3rd, 2003, 02:45 PM #2
I use it and I love it.
You're never far away from your own computer as long as you're near some computer with internet access.
Plus you can make your computer do freaky things like blasting a strange song precisely when you know your roomate is trying to appear "a gentleman" to a certain special lady.
February 3rd, 2003, 03:04 PM #3
Thats SOOOO EVIL Sam .... I LOVE IT :O)
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February 3rd, 2003, 03:05 PM #4
February 3rd, 2003, 03:06 PM #5
I use tight VNC but only for internal lan administration (server has no monitor). Even though it's secure, I still wouldn't want to open it up to the internet.
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February 3rd, 2003, 07:17 PM #6
I use it all the time; I tunnel through ssh for enhanced security, so all that matters is that I'm confident in the PC I'm using.
I tend to find that the speed is great, but I do use twm as the windowmanager and run it without a background, which helps quite a bit.
Last edited by strangerstill; February 3rd, 2003 at 07:19 PM.
February 3rd, 2003, 07:20 PM #7
VNC is great. I use it to manage my Slackware server (which has no monitor).
February 3rd, 2003, 08:48 PM #8
I just installed it on my Debian box. Seems to run okay right now (I'm on my main box though). I'm gonna go into another room and access it over the LAN to see how the speeds are like that.
Question though. Right now it's using Gnome (I didn't even think I had that installed). How can I force it to use Fluxbox? TIA.
February 3rd, 2003, 09:12 PM #9
go into the home directory for whatever user is running it, and there is a hidden folder called ".vnc"
Just change what it says in "xstartup" to
And then you should be golden.
Also, I'd reccomend passing the option "-geometry 800x600" or something smaller than 1280x1024 cause it makes it a lot easier to look at in a browser window.
February 3rd, 2003, 09:20 PM #10mickwishGuest
I just loaded tightVNC on a new Mandrake 9.0 install. Aside from getting it to autostart vncserver as a service, it works magically. The RPM installer was nifty.
February 4th, 2003, 11:09 AM #11
February 4th, 2003, 01:56 PM #12
I tried to install it on my box, but it isn't very clear how to build from source as there are no makefiles so I gave up. i might try again later with a binary package._____
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