Once in a while I want to take over my desktop machine from my notebook.
On my desktop I can simply run
to fire up the VNC server.
On the notebook I can connect via
vncviewer <hostname or ip of desktop>
Because the desktop screen is much bigger than the notebook screen, I have to deal with scrollbars in the viewer application to navigate on the big desktop screen.
My notebook has Intel graphics, so I can use xrandr to enable panning on a bigger virtual screen. So I wrote this little script to connect to my desktop pc sirius:
#!/bin/sh HOSTNAME="sirius" LOCAL_RES="1366x768" REMOTE_RES="1920x1200" xrandr --output LVDS1 --panning "$REMOTE_RES" vncviewer $HOSTNAME xrandr --output LVDS1 --panning "$LOCAL_RES"
With this script the notebook screen switches to a big virtual screen with panning (screen window follows the mouse) before starting the remote desktop viewer. So no scrollbar handling an more :-)Back to top
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