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i3 on Ubuntu precise via VNC server

asked 2012-11-09 21:17:06 +0000

anonymous user


I'm trying to setup a VNC server on a remote machine to use i3 as the windows manager. I am running this on Ubunut 12.04 (Precise) and I've tried installing the i3 package, and also compiling from source, but I can't get it to work.

i3 complains that XKB is not supported by X-server, and I'm now out of ideas on how to fix this. Any help is appreciated.


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answered 2013-01-05 17:32:49 +0000

Try to use x11vnc. It opens an existing display and allows VNC connections to it. You can just run x11vnc to share your current X session, or start another X server and connect to it, for example:

xvfb-run -f "$cookie" -s '-screen 0 1280x800x24' -n 3 i3 &
x11vnc -auth "$cookie" -display :3

You can use „sh .xsession” instead of „i3” if you defined your .xsession file.

Disclamer: I'm new here and this is my first answer. Comments welcome.

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