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I know this question has been asked before but I'm not really seeing a definitive answer so pardon the repeat...
I would like to be able to remote into an 'active' session as opposed to creating a new session onmy Fedora box. When I VNC into the box currently it creates a new session and after closing the connection so does it close the processes that were running withthe session. VNC does what I want it to do except allow me to pick-up where I left off or choose a particular session to login into.
Is this possible? How are people doing this? I ran across this app but don't know anything about it (h**p://xxx.nomachine.com/products.php), anyone using it or a similar program to do the above?
When i VNC into my Debian box it continues from whatever state it's left in, VNC just opens up a graphical 'view' into your system, with the ability to remote admin it. Anything you run on your system should continue unless explicitly killed by you locally or remotely, not sure why it's opening up a new session each time.
I had this same issue, where an attempt to vnc into an established session would actually open a new session for me - ie., I wanted to view an established desktop, but I was given a new one....
I'm a bit foggy on the whys and wherefores, etc., and I attributed the problem to what I consider a unique setup that I have, however, IIRC, I got around the problem by using x11vnc as the server on the desktop I wished to v and c.
i run vino on my main linux machine, so a 'vnc server' is always running, and then i run x11vnc on the machine/session I want vncviewer to view and control - so it's running over top of an existing vnc instance.
that being said, my setup may be rare because it involves a thinclient setup; all i can suggest is that you try it both ways and see what works.
x11vnc was exactly what I'm looking for allowing you to remote into an active session, thanks!!
I have a follow up question,
Since I'm fairly new to Linux and Fedora where and how should I start x11vnc when the machine boots? does a session need to be started or can I log in using a user then be able to log in/out using x11vnc?
I would like to be able to remote into an 'active' session as opposed to creating a new session on my Fedora box.
Sounds like a job for 'screen'. If I have to run a lengthy task (such as a script that will take a while to run), I will start a screen session by typing 'screen', then run whatever I want to, then do a Ctrl-A, followed by a D (for detach). When you log back in you can then access your screen session.