Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Installing x11vnc on Fedora Core

This is a very short guide how to install x11vnc to your Fedora Core.

x11vnc allows one to view remotely and interact with real X displays (i.e. a display corresponding to a physical monitor, keyboard, and mouse) with any VNC viewer. In this way it plays the role for Unix/X11 that WinVNC plays for Windows.

x11vnc is by far the easiest available vnc server for Linux. Just download, configure/make, and off you go! And it works like a charm over ssh tunnel!

Here's how I installed x11vnc on my FC8:

1) Download .tar.gz from http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/

2) Make sure you have X Software Development packets installed on your FC. To be sure, just open your sytem >> add/remove software, scroll down to development, and make sure you have X on your "x11 development".

3) After downloading http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/x11vnc-0.9.4.tar.gz, just tar zxvf x11vnc-0.9.4.tar.gz, ./configure, make and make install

4) Now you have your x11vnc server ready to be tested... It's propably installed at /usr/bin/x11vnc, and you can test drive it by just typing the command "x11vnc".

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