Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83767
RFE: provide rfb packages to provide x0rfbserver functionality
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:53 EDT
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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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.look for rfb package
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.
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'.
Closed rawhide? What package in rawhide provides this functionality?