[blfs-dev] virtualization and remote access

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 23:35:50 PDT 2013

On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 8:30 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> -vnc
> 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
> http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/applications/7-of-the-best-linux-remote-desktop-clients-716346
> 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

gvncviewer is relatively easy to use and compile.

Nathan Coulson (conathan)
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