Bug 83767 - RFE: provide rfb packages to provide x0rfbserver functionality
Summary: RFE: provide rfb packages to provide x0rfbserver functionality
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vnc
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-08 01:14 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-08-06 10:13:51 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2003-02-08 01:14:57 UTC
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Description of problem:
Code has been written to allow you to connect a vncviewer
to your main (display :0) desktop.  KDE has a package that
inlcudes this code, and mandrake supports it as well.

Operationally, you run 'x0rfbserver' in you X session and
then you can VNC to your main desktop remotely.  Very useful,
a great addition to Redhat now that you are beginning to 
undertake greater desktop support.

The source and (scant) documentation can be found at


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Steps to Reproduce:
1.look for rfb package
2.give up

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-02-11 11:02:59 UTC
We used to provide the rfb package in powertools, in fact.

But x0rfbserver is a nonoptimal solution to the problem.  A better solution
would be to ship xf4vnc, or something like it, which has much *much* less overhead.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-02-11 16:23:40 UTC
I have looked at xf4vnc, at from what I can tell I believe that you are
right.  It has more configuration overhead, but if Redhat made it a
supported package I would expect that to become a non-issue.

How about throwing it in with RandR configuration support?  You know,
one more tab in the 'display properties' configuration tool?  I don't
know anything about your XFree configuration direction, so take these
suggestions with a grain of salt.

Anyway, xf4vnc or rfb, we need at least one.  In my last job, that kind
of administrative tool was very much appreciated; you can make a case for
this being an important part of the 'corporate desktop'.


Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-08-10 04:06:53 UTC
Closed rawhide?  What package in rawhide provides this functionality?

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2003-08-10 10:12:42 UTC

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