[ILUG] Virtual desktops is the wrong word....
P at draigBrady.com
Thu Nov 11 10:55:37 GMT 2010
On 07/10/10 12:26, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 07/10/10 12:06, Paul Murray wrote:
>> ... but I'm looking for a project where you could interent base your
>> desktop and remote access it. I have vague recollections of an FOSS
>> project sponsored by Novell about ten years ago, but can't remember or
>> find it, probably because I can't find a search term other than
>> virtual and that means so much in so many contexts....
>> Anybody else remember this technology or did I dream it up?
> I'm typing this through vnc over an ssh tunnel. would that do?
> I do this on my laptop at home to connect to work:
> # setup tunnel
> ssh -L 5900:localhost:5900 work 'killall x11vnc; x11vnc -localhost -display :0'
> # script to connect vnc
> if [ "$1" = "--quick" ]; then #worst options ever
> quick="-LowColourLevel=0 -AutoSelect=0 -FullColour=0"
> if [ ! "$quick" ]; then #workaround not required for low colour?
> if vncviewer --help 2>&1 | grep -Fi tiger; then
> vncviewer $tigervnc_workaround $quick localhost:0
> Remote X directly is a possibility but that's really only designed for
> very low latency links, but NX helps with that:
I've just replaced all of the above with remmina.
It's a really nice remote desktop viewer and
should already be included in your distro.
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