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 $VNCDESKTOP environment
variable, allowing you to run a different set of applications according to the
name of the desktop.
Specify the size of the desktop to be created. Default is 1024x768.
Specify the pixel depth in bits of the desktop to be created. Default is 16,
other possible values are 8, 15 and 24 - anything else is likely to cause
strange behaviour by applications.
Specify pixel format for server to use (BGRnnn or RGBnnn). The default for
depth 8 is BGR233 (meaning the most significant two bits represent blue, the
next three green, and the least significant three represent red), the default
for depth 16 is RGB565 and for depth 24 is RGB888.
As an alternative to the default TrueColor visual, this allows you to run an
Xvnc server with a PseudoColor visual (i.e. one which uses a colour map or
palette), which can be useful for running some old X applications which only
work on such a display. Values other than 3 (PseudoColor) and 4 (TrueColor)
for the -cc option may result in strange behaviour, and PseudoColor desktops
must be 8 bits deep.
This kills a VNC desktop previously started with vncserver. It does this by
killing the Xvnc process, whose process ID is stored in the file
"$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 particular application exits.
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 doesnt 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.
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.
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