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Old 10-19-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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Question CentOS 4 KDE - Changing remote login using gdmsetup

Hello all,

I just installed a VNC server on my KDE desktop environment CentOS 4.6. Now the thing is I am using a client TightVNC for viewing the vnc accounts. Right now it immediately prompts for password as soon as I enter host address like:

The password window appears right there. I want some way to allow remote users to access the login screen. I tried using the gdmsetup and configuring the /etc/x11/gdm/gdm.conf file but I couldn't find the proper setting.

Can somebody help me out?
Old 10-19-2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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VNC displays a desktop, not a display manager like GDM, KDM or XDM. The only way to setup what you are talking about is using XDMCP, but it's a pain, unless you use LTSP!

My suggestion, for what it's worth, is use a FreeNX Server, search about for it. It works really well, and though it does not display a display manager, it does allow the client app to ask for login details. It's also inherently more secure than VNC, because it uses ssh to encrypt connections, and the response on the desktop is, IMHO, far superior to VNC.

Just my two cents!


freenx, ltsp, nx, vnc

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