[CentOS] using remote vnc on centos 4.4

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Tue Nov 28 01:16:27 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 16:43 -0500, Dave K wrote:
> On 11/16/06, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ... Another is to run individually started
> > 'vncserver' sessions which have no connection to a real display,
> > permit reconnection from vncviewers and run until you stop them.
> We use this at $WORK to provide a stable X desktop for developers with
> Windows laptops.  No matter how much their laptop comes and goes their
> desktop stays put.  Works well for shifting back and forth from work
> to home too, either coming through the corporate VPN or using SSH
> tunnelling via PuTTY and an ssh server.  This is also nice when you
> can afford UPS protection for the VNC Server machine, but not for
> client desktops.
> In our case the actual compilations and such are done on still
> different systems (various OS's and Platforms), so not much "real"
> work happens on the Linux box doing the VNC servers. This lets us have
> many more people sharing a system than you would first think possible
> (as many as 8 on a 1.something Ghz P4 with 1.5G RAM, SCSI disk).  As
> with many things these days, RAM is more important than CPU, faster
> disk (e.g. SCSI) would be next most important.
> One tip: ensure no one runs xscreensaver in their virtual sessions!  I
> copied the binary to xscreensaver.real and copied /bin/true to
> screensaver to keep all the configuration scripts happy.

freenx / nx might be even better for you, especially for remote
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