[mythtv-users] Ever use VNC? I find it really useful.

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 21 18:35:43 UTC 2006

On Monday 20 February 2006 16:34, Adam Bodnar wrote:
> On 2/20/06, Steve Dorsey <info at dorseygraphics.com> wrote:
> > I'd like to find a way to use VNC on the actual session (it's
> > called a session, right?) that my PC is using when I am running
> > mythtv. I used VNC on an old myth install a few years back, and it
> > seemed to open a separate X session, and not relay the one that was
> > on the screen of the PC.
> >
> > -----------S
> There is x11vnc that will let you use it on the existing X session.
> I just ssh in as the mythtv user and use the alias I set up for it.
> alias xv='x11vnc -q -display :0'
> And then vnc from my laptop to control it.

Recent versions of both XFree86 and X.org have a built-in VNC server 
module that works on the 'live' X session.  It's enabled in your X 
config file (XF86Config or xorg.conf)


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