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VNC

You can connect to Ponyland using VNC.

Windows users can easily connect to the VNC-server here. You need to Start the VNC server first. To use your own client, please refer to: vncclients.

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Starting the VNC Server

First, connect to one of the servers on Ponyland, and run the following script on Applejack:

/vol/customopt/config/scripts/vnc/vncstart

The first time

  • You will be assigned a Display number. The display number will be assigned to you permanently.
  • The script will pause for you to give a password (without explicitly saying so) and then again so you can repeat it (again, without explicitly saying so).
  • If you have trouble getting it work, are you sure you are not on Applejack?

Using the terminal

  • Use the program called Konsole, not terminal
  • Tab completion won't work out of the box, because the tab key is used for switching windows. To override this, in file ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml change
<property name="&lt;Super&gt;Tab" type="string" value="switch_window_key"/>    

to

<property name="&lt;Super&gt;Tab" type="empty"/>

Advanced users: manually start VNC Server

If you prefer to start the VNC server manually, that's fine, but please use the following script to determine your display number:

/vol/customopt/config/scripts/vnc/vncdisplay.py
># Display number for johndoe is :20

It will permanently assign a unique display number to you. If everyone uses this script, there can never be conflicts.

wiki/ponyland/vnc.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/24 10:03 by wessel