On Sun, 2006-05-07 at 01:34 -0400, Parv wrote:
> in message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>,
> wrote Marc G. Fournier thusly...
> >
> > I'm dealing with a situation where I'm migrating ppl over to using
> > X vs M$ Windows ... I'd like to be able to help them out remotely,
> > similar to how I can with VNC for Windows ...
> > 
> > Is there something similar for Unix that would allow me to
> > 'piggyback' in such a way that they're X desktop is an xterm on my
> > machine, so that I can move their mouse around, show them the
> > steps to do something, etc?
> I don't think one could use plain VNC (realvnc, tightvnc & such) to
> move mouse on already running X session.  Please let me know if that
> is possible.

Coming from a Linux background, There _is_ such support. There's one
called 'vino' 
*  net-misc/vino
      Latest version available: 2.12.0
      Latest version installed: 2.12.0
      Size of downloaded files: 1,654 kB
      Homepage:    http://www.gnome.org/
      Description: An integrated VNC server for GNOME
      License:     GPL-2

which essentially does that. it connects to a running session.

If not mistaken, there is a VNC server edition that does that too

> There, however, is x11vnc port (net/x11vnc) which can connects to
> already running X instance which should fulfill Marc's requirement.
> See also x2vnc (x11-servers/x2vnc) port.
>   - Parv

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