Archive for December, 2007

Screen Sharing with Mac OS X and GNU/Linux

December 12, 2007

Today, I discovered how to share my Mac OS X (Leopard) screen with another non-Mac OS X computer. Not a big deal, as it is almost automatic, but I’m posting it here as I did a search and I didn’t find how to do it.

What you need to do in your Mac OS X box is enabling the Screen Sharing service from the Sharing options in the System Preferences.

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Before establishing the connection you need to setup a password. This is done in the “Computer Settings…” button, just like this:

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Do not avoid the password step, if you do it the connection will not be established.

Finally, you only need a VNC client in your GNU/Linux box. Not all the clients work, one that it does is the TightVNC viewer. In Debian, you can just type:

apt-get install xtightvncviewer

Once installed, you only need to run it and supply the IP address of your Mac OS X box and the password you configured.

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Enjoy it!

Erlang R12B-0 in Fink

December 11, 2007

Erlang has a new release, and thus a new Fink package update. It is still under validation, so until it is committed you can use this file. To install it, just type:

$ tar zxvf erlang-otp-R12B-0-fink.tar.gz
$ sudo cp erlang-otp-R12B-0-fink/*
          /sw/fink/dists/local/main/finkinfo/
$ fink index; fink rebuild erlang-otp; fink install erlang-otp

Please, note that when the official Erlang Fink package is updated you will have to remove your local copy (from /sw/fink/dists/local/main/finkinfo/).