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vncserver


NAME
     vncserver - start or stop a VNC server

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/bin/vncserver    [:display#]    [-name    desktop-name]
     [-geometry  widthxheight]  [-depth depth] [-pixelformat for-
     mat] [Xvnc-options...]
     vncserver -kill :display#

DESCRIPTION
     vncserver is used to start a VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
     desktop.   vncserver  is  a Perl script which simplifies the
     process of starting an  Xvnc  server.   It  runs  Xvnc  with
     appropriate  options  and  starts  some X applications to be
     displayed in the VNC desktop.

     vncserver can be run with no options at all. In this case it
     will choose the first available display number (usually :1),
     start Xvnc as that display, and run a couple of basic appli-
     cations to get you started. You can also specify the display
     number, in which case it will  use  that  number  if  it  is
     available and exit if not, eg:

          vncserver :13

     Editing the file $HOME/.vnc/xstartup allows  you  to  change
     the applications run at startup (but note that this will not
     affect an existing desktop).


OPTIONS
     You can get a list of options by giving -h as an  option  to
     vncserver.   In  addition  to  the options listed below, any
     unrecognised options will be passed to Xvnc - see  the  Xvnc
     man page, or "Xvnc -help" for details.


     -name desktop-name
          Each desktop has a name which may be displayed  by  the
          viewer.  It  defaults to "host:display# (username)" but
          you can change it with this option.  It is passed in to
          the  xstartup  script  via  the $VNCDESKTOP environment
          variable, allowing you to run a different set of appli-
          cations according to the name of the desktop.


     -geometry widthxheight
          Specify the size of the desktop to be created.  Default
          is 1024x768.


     -depth depth
          Specify the pixel depth in bits of the  desktop  to  be
          created. Default is 16, other possible values are 8, 15
          and 24 - anything  else  is  likely  to  cause  strange
          behaviour by applications.


     -pixelformat format
          Specify pixel format  for  server  to  use  (BGRnnn  or
          RGBnnn).   The  default  for depth 8 is BGR233 (meaning
          the most significant two bits represent blue, the  next
          three  green, and the least significant three represent
          red), the default for depth 16 is RGB565 and for  depth
          24 is RGB888.


     -cc 3
          As an alternative to the default TrueColor visual, this
          allows  you  to  run  an Xvnc server with a PseudoColor
          visual (i.e. one which uses a colour map  or  palette),
          which can be useful for running some old X applications
          which only work on such a display.  Values other than 3
          (PseudoColor)  and 4 (TrueColor) for the -cc option may
          result in strange behaviour, and  PseudoColor  desktops
          must be 8 bits deep.


     -httpd
          Instruct Xvnc to run  a  mini-httpd  if  the  VNC  Java
          applet is found.


     -kill :display#
          This  kills  a  VNC  desktop  previously  started  with
          vncserver.   It  does this by killing the Xvnc process,
          whose   process   ID   is   stored    in    the    file
          "$HOME/.vnc/host:display#.pid".   It  actually  ignores
          anything preceding a ":" in its argument.  This can  be
          useful so you can write "vncserver -kill $DISPLAY", for
          example at the end of your xstartup file after  a  par-
          ticular application exits.


FILES
     Several  VNC-related  files  are  found  in  the   directory
     $HOME/.vnc:

     $HOME/.vnc/xstartup
          A shell script specifying X applications to be run when
          a  VNC  desktop  is  started.   If  it  doesn't  exist,
          vncserver will create a new one which runs a couple  of
          basic applications.

     $HOME/.vnc/passwd
          The VNC password file.

     $HOME/.vnc/host:display#.log
          The log file  for  Xvnc  and  applications  started  in
          xstartup.

     $HOME/.vnc/host:display#.pid
          Identifies the Xvnc  process  ID,  used  by  the  -kill
          option.


SEE ALSO
     vncviewer(1), vncpasswd(1), vncconfig(1), Xvnc(1)
     http://www.realvnc.com


AUTHOR
     Tristan Richardson, RealVNC Ltd.

     VNC was originally developed by the RealVNC  team  while  at
     Olivetti  Research Ltd / AT&T Laboratories Cambridge.  It is
     now    being    maintained    by    RealVNC    Ltd.      See
     http://www.realvnc.com for details.


ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWxvnc                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Interface Stability         | Volatile                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|










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