Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri Jul 30 18:09:13 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 07:28 -0400, Patrick Doyle wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 8:36 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> > Anyone have experience with vnc?? I have a vnc viewer open in a java app
> > and I'm seeing me seeing me ...the hall of mirrors effect. My viewer is
> > displaying my viewer is displaying my viewer, etc. This is all nifty and
> > great psychedelic fun, but what would I send to the vnc server in order
> > to open just an empty desktop??
> >
> > I'm currently serving iam:0 5900
> > Would setting it to iam:1 or iam:0:1 or some such do the job?? I'm
> > currently running 6 desktops now. Ric
> >
> I installed vnc4server, started it up with:
> $ vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 24
> and connect to iam:1
> The first time you start vncserver, you will be prompted to enter a
> password.  This is a password for your VNC session.  You can choose to
> make it the same as your login password, or to make it something
> different.
> You will probably want to edit the .vnc/xstartup script that will be
> created for you, if you want a regular Gnome/KDE session.

And therein lies a matter of confusion for me. Being an avid button
pusher, synaptic offers a BUNCH of vnc servers and viewers each claiming
to solve all of my problems for me and to heighten my experience. I just
want to open a vnc client, in the OpenWonderland java project and see a
desktop that is not the one I'm viewing from. I'm still trying to get it
all straight in my mind. You and Stephan are getting me to the right
place. I can see that. 

The darn thing keeps connecting to iam:0 using the vnc client. Then I
get the hall of mirrors again. I can see that I'm going to need a larger
stick and some grim determination to get this to work. Thanks SO much to
you both. Ric

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