Opened 11 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#532 closed enhancement (fixed)

Remote Framebuffer server

Reported by: Jiri Svoboda Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 0.6.0
Component: helenos/unspecified Version: mainline
Keywords: Cc:
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Implement a server that acts as a Remote Framebuffer protcol server ( on the network side and as a display/input device pair on the local HelenOS IPC side.

This would allow running a graphical desktop even on a machine with no (supported) physical display. Also it would test the robustness of the display device interface.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Jiri Svoboda, 5 years ago

Milestone: 0.6.0
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I think this was fixed by

commit bd0e6a1b6f533aa4f4f42f14f9845b882702c2ee
Author: Martin Sucha <>
Date:   Wed Sep 11 23:57:02 2013 +0200

    Add a simple remote framebuffer (VNC) server

and appeared in HelenOS 0.6.0.

Although I don't think you can run the compositor without physical display, you can share it via RFB protocol.

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