live copy of an X screen

Matthew Monaco dgbaley27 at
Fri Jan 27 14:45:33 PST 2012

On 01/27/2012 11:13 AM, Arnaud Loonstra wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been searching for a while for this but don't seem to find a solution. My
> quest is: Is it possible to get a copy of an X screen so I can display it
> somewhere else?
> Suppose I have two X screens :0.0 and :0.1. Would it be possible to capture :0.1
> and display it in a little window on :0.0? This would be extremely useful for
> running things fullscreen on a second display (:0.1) while controlling it from
> the first (:0.0) while being able to see the contents of the second on the first
> display.
> I could write some capture code and get a framebuffer this way but I thought I
> would first explore if this isn't somehow built in already or done before?
> Any thoughts/suggestions?
> Rg,
> Arnaud Loonstra

I use x11vnc / tightvnc

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