agnew at cs.umd.edu
Tue Apr 8 23:39:01 CEST 2003
In that case, maybe you should just try DirectFB + XDirectFB. It will get
you a rootless x server to live on top of DirectFB. And still with a
pretty small footprint.
There's also KDrive
Both can run a lot of X-Windows applications pretty much unchanged. On top
of that, directfb has gtk ported over to directfb, so gnome applications
can run easily too.
My main point is just that XFree86 is probably overkill for these
By the way, fbvnc is another framebuffer vnc client that wont need
On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, mike hjorleifsson wrote:
> Actually I need to run a citrix client...
> Or could I setup a linux server as a "proxy" then use directvnc to that
> server and run the citrix client from the server ?
> This sounds like it could be hell though doing screen scrape after
> screen scrape.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Agnew [mailto:agnew at cs.umd.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 1:38 PM
> To: Ronald G. Minnich
> Cc: mike hjorleifsson; linuxbios at clustermatic.org
> Subject: Re: Newbie Question
> In the interest of being really fast, and saving some binary size to
> boot, i just want to point out DirectVNC
> On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Ronald G. Minnich wrote:
> > On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, mike hjorleifsson wrote:
> > > Could linuxbios be used to boot a "thin client" so that load times
> > > and bios issues are reduced ?
> > yes, indeed. Ollie Lho had linuxbios booting an sis 630 that
> > immediately went into microwindows and then started up VNC -- in a few
> > seconds. He demo'd this at ALS 2000.
> > We are following on this work to build thin clients, with Plan 9 thin
> > clients as one possibility, although X11 will be first.
> > ron
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