x11vnc without X

Tim Henderson bizdev at pwnspeak.com
Sun Jul 25 00:18:41 UTC 2010

> I'm not really sure why you would want to run X on a local display and
> attach vnc to it if you don't need to run X display on the server at
> all.

X should not be ran on the server because it hogs resources.  From the 
console and remotely I would like to have freedom to run X, but not be 
tied to it at all times.  Make sense?

> The problem here, though, is you have to either
> run the server as the user you want to log in graphically, or run gdm
> and have tightvncserver 'query' the gdm server to for vnc clients to log
> in.  (Note that running gdm doesn't mean you have to run X server on the
> local display.)

I'm running x11vnc not tightvncserver.  And that's final! :P

I use xfce4 not Gnome.  And I have a good history with x11vnc compared 
to tight.  And as I said above, I don't want X getting into my resources.

Tim H.

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