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My Windows XP (on a laptop with a 12" monitor) is running the vncserver and I have a RedHat (on a desktop with a 19" monitor) running the vncviewer. The vncserver is 4.1.3.

When I run the vncviewer, the size of the vncviewer seems to about 12" only which is like the size of my laptop. I want to make it bigger possibly the size of my desktop monitor.

I tried to google around for an answer and found this: http://www.realvnc.com/pipermail/vnc-list/2008-February/058725.html

But I think his setup is the opposite (Linux as the vncserver and Windows as the vncviewer). Any thoughts on how to accomplish what I want?

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vnc -geometry widthxlength e.g. vnc -geometry 1240x980 is good for 1280x1024 with some room for the VNC viewer's border.

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Where do I add this? On the Windows side (vncserver)? Something like this? "C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe" -noconsole -geometry 1240x980 The above didn't work. When I tried to do vncviewer -geometry 1240x980 on my Redhat, that didn't work as well. – bichonfrise74 Nov 20 '09 at 18:07

The VNC program comes with scaling. I use Ultra VNC and in the options it has Scale to window. With this I can make it as big as I want and it strecthes the image.

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