[mythtv-users] Network control?

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Fri Aug 26 06:57:14 UTC 2005

Hi. Interesting tip! Do you know if this is in FC3 or just in FC4?  


On Aug 25, 2005, at 10:08 PM, Phill Edwards wrote:

>> 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.
> Hey - thanks for that. I've been using x11vnc - I didn't know it was
> built into the distro already. I've now got rid of x11vnc and I've
> noticed that this is quicker on the client end.
> Thanks,
> Phill
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