I've used WinVNC before, and am now trying out VNC on Linux

The thing I found most useful and cool about WinVNC was the ability to
*share* control of a single desktop. For example, if I wanted to show
a friend how to do something or vice-versa, he could simply browse to
my VNC, and both parties will be looking at the *same display*, and
both can (take turns to) input.

I have tried searching on forums and groups how to do the same in

The general solution suggested is to start vncserver on linux using
the following command:
vncserver -alwaysshared

To be doubly sure, that client settings are not overriding this
sharing behaviour
And when starting the vncviewer (either on a windows or on another
linux machine ), use -shared option (or set it in the Options window)

I have tried all this, and it doesnt work.

Is my xstartup file an issue. Please have a look:

# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
startkde &

If I do ps ax|grep vnc on the linux box where vncserver is running, I

ps ax|grep vnc

6496 ? S 0:00 Xvnc :1 -desktop dhcp-hyd-phase2-ground-
floor-10-176-83-160.idc.oracle.com:1 (root) -httpd /usr/share/vnc/
classes -auth /tmp/.gdmNPMJAU -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16 -rfbwait
30000 -rfbauth /root/.vnc/passwd -rfbport 5901 -pn
15889 pts/5 S 0:00 Xvnc :2 -desktop dhcp-hyd-phase2-ground-
floor-10-176-83-160.idc.oracle.com:2 (root) -httpd /usr/share/vnc/
classes -auth /tmp/.gdmNPMJAU -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16 -rfbwait
30000 -rfbauth /root/.vnc/passwd -rfbport 5902 -pn -alwaysshared
16197 pts/5 S+ 0:00 grep vnc


This tells me if I connect to then I will get shared

Please help me...