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March 11th, 2010, 12:01 AM
Hi all i was wondering is it possible where i have the x11VNC and i access my computer to freeze the screens on the host computer but be allowed to do what i am doing on my display? ie. i access my home computer from laptop freeze home computer screen for user there but still have normal functions to see what is really happening on my laptop?

March 11th, 2010, 05:21 AM
I think it is not possible since x11vnc ties your VNC session to the physical screen.

If you want to do something like that, you should just start a normal VNC server (e.g. vncserver, but not x11vnc) on your home computer and connect to the computer from your laptop.

March 11th, 2010, 05:45 AM
I think yoi is correct that is it not possible to do what you ask for perfectly. And using a virtual X server like vncserver or Xvfb is a really good way to make sure no one can see your desktop (and you can even access it locally if desired, just run vncviewer locally.)

However, I believe there are some approximate ways to do what is asked for:

these aren't bullet-proof, but could be of use to keep nosey people from seeing what is on the screen.