I'd like to have my VNC sessions to a server use a separate display from the physical screen. So that e.g. I could have the physical screen locked in screensaver while the VNC display is unlocked.
Is there a simple way to achieve this?
Here are simple instructions that should apply to any linux distribution that has the vncserver executable on it. In a nutshell:
vncserverwith the options you want to use for the desktop (colour depth, screen size, sharing, etc.)
Start a session with vncserver. You'll have to make an executable shell script ~/.vnc/xstartup that starts some window manager and possibly some apps