[ubuntu-uk] Roll Your Own VNC Support Package

Samuel Toogood sam_toogood at athsoc.org.uk
Thu Feb 15 23:36:16 GMT 2007

Stephen Garton wrote:
> Afternoon All,
> I (and I imagine a few people on the list) am the 'support' desk for
> family when it comes to PC's. Now, I am working on getting them to
> migrate to Ubuntu, so I can better support them, but at the moment
> they are (mostly) running windows. I recently found an article
> detailing how one can set up a 'Call Home' button on a Windows
> machine:
> http://www.runpcrun.com/create_your_own_support_software
> Now, I'm OK with the instructions, and converting 'my' part to ubuntu
> for the most part, until I get to the following bit:
> Have the VNCViewer program running in "Listen" mode, preferably with
> 8-bit colour for the best performance. (you can make a shortcut with
> "vncviewer.exe" /8bit /listen if you want)
> Can I do this with vncviewer /8bit /listen'' in my session startup
> options? Have I missed the point somewhere?
vncviewer -8bit -listen should do what you want, I think.



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