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Jon Westfall
09-16-2005, 09:43 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pocketvnc.com/pocketvnc.aspx' target='_blank'>http://www.pocketvnc.com/pocketvnc.aspx</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The PocketVNC server was implemented to offer the functionality of a VNC server running on a PocketPC device. The project was inspired by the SynCE project, that offers an open source synchronisation solution between Linux Desktops and WindowsCE clients. The SynCe project can be found here: SynCE"</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/westfall-20050916-vnc.jpg" /><br /><br />If you're looking for a remote administration tool for your pocket PC, or just are a VNC addict that needs to tell others of your VNC W?BIC exploits, here is a neat find for you. You can grab a demo at their site, and if you like it, you can purchase the full version for 10 Euro. Happy VNC'ing!

09-17-2005, 01:20 PM
I've never been able to get this software to work. However there is a free vnc server that I've been very pleased with. PocketVNCServ is written in French but the menus are pretty easy to figure out. The website is http://www.fb2i.net. I've used it with TightVNC as the PC client www.tightvnc.com .

For some reason the colors do not match on the client, but it is only a minor nuisance.

URL fixed by mod JR.

09-18-2005, 11:57 AM
Hi! Thanks for the information. The creator's web page is offline. But I have downloaded the program from http://www.smartphonetoday.com. When I run the program at my iPaq 1940, and I push on the program icon, only can push on "Info..." and "Quitter" options.

Do you know why? I can't configure the program.

Thanks for your help.

09-19-2005, 01:31 AM
On your PocketPC (PP)
Make sure you have an IP address

On your PC
If you don't have VNC installed I recommend TightVNC
Run the vncviewer.exe (I've put a short cut on my task bar to launch it easily.
Put the IP address of your PPC or the Name assigned to the PPC by your router/dhcp.
A window should pop us that is an image of your PPC.
Once your conneted I think the Configuration Menu is enabled
Now you can use your mouse and keyboard with your PPC[/i]

09-19-2005, 06:10 AM
Hi! Thank you very much. I have connected the PPC to my Linux Machine, and I'm using TightVNC, with a IP address to my PPC. But, when I did use "vncviewer" in my Linux console, the connection had been very, very short, and nothingh I saw.

Am I using a correct display (0) or I'll need a new configuration parametres?

Please, this is very important to my work.


09-24-2005, 03:35 PM
are you using the vnc server on the second post (PocketVNCServ), the symtoms you are decribing sound like the same problems I had getting the PocketVNC (first post) to work.

the display paramer :0 (colon zero) defaults to 0 so it is not necessary but you can still add it and should not cause any problems.

If you are willing to spend a little money there is some software called TotalRemote which is highly regarded. However it does not use the VNC protocol. Pocket Controller-Professional by soti.net it is probably more robust than PocketVNCServ.

09-24-2005, 05:26 PM
I'm talking about PocketVNCServ. I can't connect to this server from TightVNC client on Linux.
Pocket Controller and Total Remote needs Windows and ActiveSync.
A VNC serverl will let me to controll the PDA from Linux, but I've problems with PocketVNCServ and the autor's web is offline.