XSDL Basics

It is an X Window System / X11 server for Android. X11 servers are generally faster when compared to VNC, but XSDL lacks the beautiful UI which a VNC Viewer might have. So it comes to your choice and what suits you the most.

How to start a XSDL server?

  • Download and install the XSDL app from the Play Store
  • Open XSDL and wait until you see something similar to the screenshot below
  • Now start OS and type the command inside the distro's shell-
export DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0 && bash ~/.vnc/xstartup &

If you are on a Wi-Fi network and want to access XSDL from other devices, then change the command to :

export DISPLAY=192.168.0.100:0 && bash ~/.vnc/xstartup &