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remote KDE client that runs on win98
is this possible? any recommendations?

 10:13 am on Jun 28, 2002 (gmt 0)


I would like a remote KDE client that I can run on my win98 machine to manage my redhat 7.2 webserver - I suppose something like PC anywhere (from what I've heard of it).

Does anyone know firstly if this is possible and if so have you any recommendations?




 4:53 pm on Jun 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

At work we use X-Win32. Seems to work quite well. Don't recall it being inexpensive, however.... There's a ton of info and reviews of it hovering around the web.


 6:38 pm on Jun 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

thanks for the info evinrude,

it seems its $250 per license, not too bad since I only need one. Might need some creative justification to my MD though since thats more than the cost of the entire webserver software ;)

thanks again.


 10:45 pm on Jun 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

VNC will probably do the trick *very* well and it's free.



 1:47 am on Jun 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Bartek, do you have any first hand experience with VNC? If so, how did it work for you?


 8:25 am on Jun 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Works very well, little. I use it quite a bit between linux and windows machines. The *nix client/server is considerably more secure than windows and I find it fair bit faster under *nix. Since a GUI is involved, a fast connection is almost madatory to get anything accomplished. I believe it comes installed with Mandrake ready to go, not sure about RH. I wouldn't install the server on a mission-critical windows machine (and run it all the time), but it comes in handy at times and "works as advertised".


 12:25 pm on Jun 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks very much Bartek.

I'm off to check it out now!


 11:03 pm on Oct 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Bartek, VNC is slick -- thanks for the recommendation. It is also very easy to setup and get working. I experimented with Linux to Linux and win98 to Linux, both worked very well.

Here is a sceenshot of my Linux desktop via windows 98 [cgi-fun.hypermart.net].


 3:25 pm on Oct 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Glad you like it. I tend to use the -bgr233 option when connecting over the Internet to reduce network traffic and speed things up.


 12:20 am on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Sorry, I didn't look indepth, but is there a way to cut and paste between windows when using VNC, and also I've noticed Galeon won't fire up in the VNC viewer, although on the server side the desktop will activate another instance of Galeon on each attempt to invoke it from the viewer.


 1:39 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Certain conditions must be met to copy/paste, check it out here:
Can't help you with the Galeon problem... :(


 3:24 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

The Galeon problem might have something to do with the fact that 'galeon' is a wrapper around 'galeon-bin'. Depending on how VNC works, that might mean that galeon-bin is getting called with a diferent environment and therefore thinking it's supposed to display elsewhere. It looks like just a fairly short shell script, though, so you can probably manage to either write a new one for yourself that handles both VNC and regular display, or that you can call when you're running over VNC.


 5:33 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

As you could see by the screen shot above, I, fortunately, didn't have that problem. Yet I had a similar problem to me when I was doing plain old X-forwarding.

Maybe I could stickynmail you my ENV stuff? It might help to compare...

Just curious, what distro are you using?


 8:49 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Would NetTerm do the job?


 10:55 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the info on copy/paste bartek, much appreciated.

Thanks dingman, I may do as you suggest and rewrite that start up script.

littleman I'm using Debian "woody" for the VNC server, I'm willing to try the ENV file if you're curious too :) (thanks)


 12:00 am on Oct 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Did you have Galeon going on the server side?

It looks like Galeon could only handle one desktop at a time. Try killing the browser on the server desktop first. You may have to kill gconfd too. Then try to start galeon on the client side.


 1:36 am on Oct 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'll give that a try littleman and report back.


 5:14 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well your suggestion worked littleman, making sure that Galeon is not started server side does the trick. BTW I'm keying this message on a laptop running Win/XP Pro VNC'ed into a Debian Linux system. Can't tell the difference can ya? -LOL

sidenote: didn't have to kill gconfd


 6:36 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Cool, I am glad it worked! So, now the only question is why do you have XP on your laptop? ;)


 3:34 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

> why do you have XP on your laptop?

It's not mine, honest. (said with an Austin Powers voice) -LOL

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