A VNC Viewer is included in the XF4VNC project. This page
describes its usage.
A full list of command line options for the vncviewer can be seen by
running vncviewer -h
The most common options include:
- -encodings specify the
RFB decoder modules to load. The modules are shared libraries
with the .so suffix.
Example usage assuming the modules are in the current directory:
-encodings "./tight.so ./hextile.so" foobar:0
If the modules are in a standard
library directory, the ./
prefix can be omitted:
-encodings "tight.so hextile.so" foobar:0
If more than one module is listed, the first has highest
priority. In this case, tight would have priority over hextile.
- -x11cursor use an X
cursor rather than a software-rendered cursor. Using -x11cursor
prevents the cursor from flickering.
- -viewonly connect to
remote desktop, but don't allow keyboard/mouse input
- -shared connect to remote
desktop, allowing others to do the same (the default). Note that the
VNC server may be configured to disallow sharing.
- -noshared connect to
remote desktop exclusively, preventing others from connecting
- -user NAME specifies the
user name for authentication, overriding the current login name.
If the VNC server requires a password, you'll be prompoted for it.