Re: X Windows on remote client?
- From: John Thompson <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 02:05:03 GMT
On 2005-12-25, Simon Kellett <zoxed_p@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have not heard of these: a VNC server *and* client ?
X and VNC work in rather different ways. An X server serves display
resources to a client application, which may be running locally or on an
entirely different machine. IOW, the X server runs on the machine that has
the display device.
The VNC server creates a virtual display device to provide display
resources to applications; remote machines use a VNC client to attach to
this virtual display. Since the VNC server is generally running on an
entirely different machine than the client, client sessions can attach and
detach without affecting the status of applications using the virtual
display. You can use your VNC system on one machine, close the client and
pick up exactly where you left off using a VNC client on a totally
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