[mythtv-users] VNC into MAIN desktop?

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Sun Oct 10 23:45:53 UTC 2010

On 10/10/2010 4:35 AM, mike at grounded.net wrote:
> Not quite sure how to explain this one but here goes.
> I don't yet have IR installed on the myth box I'm building so cannot control it from remote. I do however have vnc remote desktop of course and the problem is that when I VNC into the server, it's not the current desktop which I have output on TV.
> So, is there some way of using VNC such that it can take over the actual desktop and not create a new one? Without that, I need to run back to the PC to start the front end, etc since I don't have mouse control in main desktop.
> I hope that makes sense :)

Yes, it make sense.

You might consider using x11vnc <http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/>. This 
VNC client attaches the the current X11 session rather than creating a 
new X11 session. I use x11vnc in MiniMyth so that I can use VNC to 
control the X11 session in which mythfrontend is running.

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