[blfs-dev] virtualization and remote access

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 20:30:52 PDT 2013

I just updated the book to qemu-1.4.0 and now I'd like to be able to run 
the virtual systems that can be created on a remote system.  Using qemu, 
running a text interface is pretty straight forward with ssh, but I'd 
also like to run multiple graphical interfaces for testing.

Starting a system in text only mode would be something like:

qemu -hda /home/test/blfs1.img -m 2000 -boot c -nographic

Actually, running an Xorg based application via ssh should just be a 
matter of running it.  To run a remote window manager though, I think 
I'd need to use a vnc client and start the remote system adding 
something like


We already have Vinagre as one vnc client and krdc is available for kde 
within kdenetwork.  (That file is in kde/add/kdenetwork.xml, but it 
refers to linkend="kdeworkspace" which is not in the book.  It seems to 
be a work in progress.)

I also saw 
which rates Remmina at the top.

Does anyone have any experience with any of these.  The only vnc client 
I've used is tightvnc, and that was some time ago.

   -- Bruce

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