Installing VNC on your computer:
Step 1: Download the VNC client
program. Go to ATT's web site at http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/
Follow the instructions and download
the latest Windows client. We ask you to get this directly from ATT and register
yourself as a user. This is freeware under the standard GNU license agreement.
It helps them keep it free by demonstrating educational usages like this,
so please fill out the brief registration form.
Step 2: Unpack the zip file.
will need to have winzip installed on your machine to install the package.
If you don't have it, you can obtain it from the vendor: http://www.winzip.com. Winzip is shareware meaning you need to register and
pay a small fee if you intend to use it. Most school corporations already
have this standard program.
winzip on the downloaded file. (Details of this
procedure vary with what directories your browser puts things in and how
your system is configured. If you have problems try to muddle through it
and get one of your students to help - many of them are very familiar with
downloading software from the web and installing it via this procedure.)
will create two directories (where depends on how winzip
is configured) called: vncviewer and winvnc. The vncviewer directory
holds one file, the vncviewer client. The other
contains the vnc server and various related installation
viewing real-time data from aesn.geology.indiana.edu you will only need
the vncviewer. The simplest way to install vncviewer
is just to create a shortcut to vncviewer by running
Windows Explorer and dragging the vncviewer file
icon from wherever winzip put it to the desktop.
If you want to have the full package installed and/or arrange for the program
to be available on the Windows "Start" menus, you will need to
run the complete install procedure. To do this, just find the winvnc
folder using Windows Explorer or "My Computer" and double click
the "Setup" icon (There is more than one setup icon. On my machine
it was the one that looked like a computer on a desktop.) Running setup
will also install the vncserver, which may prove
useful to us in the future in helping you debug system problems. It allows
a remote display of your windows desktop, which we believe may be useful
at times for debugging problems with application software on your end. See
the vnc documentation available from ATT's web
site (see above) or from the AESN home page (http://aesn.geology.indiana.edu/~vnc.
) to learn more about vnc. In fact, we highly
recommend you bookmark the ATT documentation web site.