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Xnest (1)


Xnest - a nested X server


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Xnest(1)                    General Commands Manual                   Xnest(1)

       Xnest - a nested X server

       The Xnest(1) X server is no longer included in this release.

       The Xephyr(1) and Xvnc(1) servers provide similar functionality of act-
       ing as an X server to other clients, and displaying their output  in  a
       window on another X server.

       Xephyr  acts  as  a  simple  X  client  which is displayed on another X
       server, while Xvnc provides a X server which can be connected to from a
       Remote  Frame Buffer (RFB) protocol client such as vncviewer(1), allow-
       ing for the session to continue between connections and for connections
       to  occur  from multiple viewing computers.  Both Xephyr and Xvnc offer
       more support for modern desktop environments  and  newer  X  extensions
       than  the  older Xnest server did, and avoid several limitations of the
       Xnest server that were due to Xnest's reliance on passing most requests
       through to the underlying server.

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE         |      ATTRIBUTE VALUE        |
       |Availability                 |None                         |

       Xephyr(1), Xvnc(1), vncviewer(1), X11(7).

                                  26 Nov 2018                         Xnest(1)