[mythtv-users] Network control?

David mythtv at morrisonthenet.com
Fri Aug 26 04:30:26 UTC 2005

Actually, for Fedora Core (and likely other distros with recent VNC 
versions)  you don't even need x11vnc to attach to the current 
screen/session.  Just add:

Load     "vnc"

to your xorg.conf file Modules section and

Option     "passwordFile" "/home/david/.vnc/passwd"

to your Screen section (change the passwd file location as necessary).  
Create the password file using vncpasswd.  VNC passwords are not tied to 
user accounts, so you can use any VNC passwd no matter the user account 
logged in.

Then disable the vncserver process from init.d -- you won't need it 
anymore.  This way you use the stock VNC distro.  It's very slick, and 
performance and resource utilization is much better since you're not 
starting a whole new X session for VNC like you do with vncserver.


Chad wrote:

>On 8/25/05, Mickey Chandler <mickc at whizardries.com> wrote:
>>At 09:25 PM 8/25/2005, Andrew Ziobro wrote:
>> >I use VNC to connect to the machine from my laptop.
>>Right.  I have VNC as well, but will that send output to the TV or
>>does it ultimately act as an independent XWindows session.  Perhaps
>>that's my answer and I'm just unclear on what VNC actually
>>does.  Frankly, I'd love to be wrong this once and have the answer
>>sitting at my fingertips.
>>Mickey Chandler
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>To connect to the currently running X session, I use x11vnc
>Very easy to use, very cool.
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