I have a VNCServer (vino) configured on my Ubuntu 8.10 box. I would like to connect to this server from a vncclient running on this same machine (the reason for doing this strange thing is mentioned below).
Understandably, when I connect to a vncserver on the same box, my vncclient shows recursive windows.
Is there a way I can connect to the vncserver on the same machine and not have the recursive windows problem? Perhaps if I could start the vncserver on one display and the client on another display then will it work? How can I do something like this?
Note - Reason for running vnc client and server on the same machine: When I start our Java Swing unit test suite, a bunch of swing UI's are created and destroyed as the tests run. These windows fly in the foreground making it impossible to work while the test suite is running. I am hoping to start the test suite within a vncclient so that I can continue working while the tests run.
Some searching seems to suggest that I can start a process on another display. I tried doing this to start vncviewer on another display.
export DISPLAY=:1 vncviewer localhost:0
but I get an error -
Error: Can't open display: :1
Does anyone know why I get this error message (I am running Ubuntu 8.10)?