What the heck is vino_server?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 7 08:08:32 UTC 2012

On 7 August 2012 08:57, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> Greets all;
> I ask because I noted the machine was a bit slow, glanced at gkrellm to see
> that cpu3 was pinned at 100%.  Switched to the htop screen, and its been
> that way for 33 hours according to htop.
> I sent it a sig_term, was ignored, so I sent it a sig_kill, it died, and
> nothing else is complaining.
> It has no manpages, so what exactly is this thing?  Some new kind of a
> viri?

Did you try google?  It is a vnc server, I think it is the default one
Ubuntu uses for desktop sharing or whatever it is called.  I use
x11vnc rather than the default.  Have you enabled desktop sharing?


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