Just wanted to thank all who replied !
Jonathan Prescott Volker Schmidt
Andrew J. Hesford
Ok so it seems that I can't remote in the way I would
on a typical UNIX machine. Thats fine.
Regarding Apple Remote Desktop::
It works with all the VNC clients I have -- No issue
I can only compare it to what I might do on another
If :0 is attached to the physical display. I could
launch a new vncserver on :1. This display would be
independent of the display on :0.
I read a post somewhere and now can't seemed to find
it, that stated this was possible on OSX.
It involved two user accounts and "fast user
switching". I setup another user account can enabled
"fast user switching" However when I remote in, it is
still a shared session of the :0 display. I would like
to connect to a session that is different than the one
running on the physical display.
Hopefully, I've explained this sufficiently.
--- "Mark J. Reed" <email@hidden> wrote:
> 1. Native Mac OS X apps do not use X11. Totally
> separate window
> systems, not infrequently at odds with each other,
> as we see from the
> discussion on this list about problems with the X11
> 2. There is an X11 version of VNC server, which, as
> someone mentioned,
> starts its own X server independent of the console
> display. It is of
> no real use or interest on a Mac.
> 3. The mac does, however, support exporting its
> native display, and
> you can use any vnc client to connect to it. There
> are multiple vnc
> clients available on solaris (realvnc, tightvnc...)
> and you should be
> able to find one you like.
> 4. The mac also supports Apple Remote Desktop, but I
> don't know of any
> non-mac client for this. AFAIK is not the same as
> the Windows Remote
> Desktop protocol, which does have clients for other
> On 11/23/07, Jonathan Prescott
> <email@hidden> wrote:
> > Chris:
> > Unlike Linux, X11 is not the native windowing
> system for Mac OSX. Most
> > applications you will find in /Applications
> interact with the screen via
> > the native windowing system (Quartz, et al), which
> does not operate
> > remotely the same as X11. You have to use
> something like VNC to share
> > the displays with a remote computer in order to
> interact with native
> > mode applications. X11 applications running on
> the Mac will operate
> > like they are supposed to.
> > I'm using xtightvncviewer on my Ubuntu laptop to
> talk to my Mac Mini.
> > It's compatible with Apple's Remote Desktop
> Sharing capabilities
> > packaged with Tiger and Leopard
> > Jonathan
> > Jonathan
> > On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 10:54 -0800, Chris Mackowski
> > > Hello All,
> > > I am a Solaris Admin and I just purchased my
> > > mac.It is a mini which is attached to my LCD TV.
> > > primary purpose was for FrontRow. I purchased
> > > 2.0ghz with Superdrive, so I will also be able
> to turn
> > > my media (pictures and video) into dvd's. I want
> to be
> > > able to run my i* apps (idvd, imovie, iphoto)
> but on
> > > my Linux/Solaris laptop.
> > >
> > > VNC:
> > > I connect to the mini right now via vine vnc
> > > from my laptop. The first issue I have is that
> > > laptop is 1920x1200 and the mini is 1366x768. On
> > > UNIX vncservers, you can specify a custom
> geometry. So
> > > I can fill the laptop display with the remote
> > > Can I download the vnc source, and complie it on
> > > mac? That would work on another UNIX, but what
> > > OSX. I want to be able to run:
> > > # vncserver -geometry 1920x1200
> > >
> > > X Exporting Display:
> > > I have been able to ssh into the mac mini,
> export my
> > > display and launch x apps (located in
> > > The display is correctly exported back to my
> > > running Suse.
> > > This fails when trying to launch apps under
> > > /Applications/.....
> > > The app will then display on the local display
> but not
> > > the remote one.
> > >
> > > Here is the post I made to the Apple forums.
> > > from the response, it seems I am stuck with vine
> > > it's limitations.
> > > I wanted to ask here and see if anyone has
> > > ideas.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Chris
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