Tips for users of x11vnc on the Nokia 770, N800 and N810 Internet Tablets.
Michael Saunby [mike.saunby.net] November 2006. Revised 01 December 2007.
For OS2006 (770) and OS2007 (N800) the package is x11vnc_0.8-3_armel.deb
For OS2008 (N800 and N810) the package is x11vnc_0.9.3-1_armel.deb
This initial release for the Nokia Internet Tablets provides no security whatsoever! Password files and other means of protection are implemented in x11vnc, it's just that I've not provided a means of using them.
X11vnc allow you to use another computer to control your Internet Tablet. Keyboard and mouse (or stylus) input, and screen output, are delivered over a network connection.
This is a port of x11vnc to the Nokia Internet Tablets. It works, but only has a menu item to start/stop it. The x11vnc website is at www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/ where you will find an excellent FAQ.
Save the file _armel.deb to memory card. Then using Application Installer in
If the package installs correctly you should find
To use X11vnc you'll also need VNC viewer (client) software installed on another computer.
To connect to your Internet Tablet you will need to know its IP address. To find this open the
The port number for connections is 5900.
There's a nice step by step guide here Setting Up Nokia N800 for VNC Access Using `x11vnc`
Although x11nvc opens the default network connection automatically, it may be necessary to start a network client application, e.g. the browser, to gain a full network connection. Once you have a connection close the browser and everything should be fine.
When x11vnc is launched the file /tmp/xllvnc.pid is created, and deleted when it is shut down. Check for this file if you are unsure if the server is running and/or run top in
The Nokia tablets have a rather different X11 user interface from the more usual workstation so to get proper control of a tablet from a PC or workstation read these notes - How to use x11vnc to drive the N800 from a PC
The source package and other files: