VNC session seems to have permission problem with firewall, updates, usb flash mount
Whilst using VNC for a normal user on a Fedora 12 installation it is unable to access/use properly the GUI firewall, GUI for updates and is also unable to mount usb drives.
It is however possible to su to root and use use system-config-firewall to access the firewall and make changes.
It is also possible to add a USB stick using root and mount -a to get devices listed in /etc/fstab to load and then be used by all users normally; again the GUI/desktop icon for the USB drive is not displayed/ available for normal users logged on using VNC remote desktops; although it is when the same user logs on to the locally connected monitor.
The Software Updates GUI is also available from the local monitor but does not work through the VNC remote desktop.
I think there may be something wrong with the way it interacts with DBUS and that there may be a policy problem, but I am not sure where to start. Has anybody else seen problems like this and have any pointers as where to go next.
Last edited by mick1965; 01-10-2010 at 04:10 PM.