Can a VI be controlled via Netscapape under Linux?
I've had some of the same problems. To get around this, let me tell
you about the best option that I have found--WinVNC. WinVNC is
Windows Virtual Network Computing, and it's a little program written
Basically, WinVNC works like the LabVIEW web server, but it's more
robust. When WinVNC is installed on your NT machine, it runs two
servers--one for web browsers, and one for a VNC viewer. Both allow
the client machine to view (and control) the desktop of the host
machine. This means you're not limited to just LabVIEW--you can
control *anything* on the host machine.
If the client is not a Windows OS machine, any browser should be able
to view the host machine. If the client PC is a Windows 32-bit OS
machine, and WinVNC is installed on it as well, you can start the
WinVNC viewer, and instead of viewing the host desktop through a
browser, it will just put the host desktop into another window on the
client--just like Word or any other program.
WinVNC has been adapted to other OS, such as HP Unix, which I have
used. In cheking the website, it looks like there's a version for
Linux as well, although you wouldn't need it to view through a
browser--you just need it installed on your host machine.
I would try this method, as it is easy, it's freeware, and it's
robust. It can be password protected. I haven't had a problem with
it at all.
You can read about WinVNC and download it from
Check it out.