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Hello, I hope someone can clear up my understanding of the following:
Was running SuSE 8.2. With that version, I had configured Remote Desktop sharing on port 5900 w/uninvited connections and a password. Whenever I connected from a VNC client, I would see/control X display :0 (i.e. same as the local monitor on the machine.) If I disconnected then later reconnected, I would see the same session, all the windows would still be there, same programs running, etc., just as if I'd merely walked away from the machine for a while.
I replaced SuSE 8.2 with 9.1. I have set up Remote Desktop as before. As far as I can tell, there are no other vnc servers running. But the behavior I get is much different:
- every time I connect, I am immediately presented with a new login screen. The VNC client's window caption shows a new (incremental) X display.
- when I disconnect, that session disappears, as if I had logged out. Reconnecting later requires a new login, and all previous work is lost.
- Even though I've set up password in RDS, I'm never prompted for it.
Do I not want to use RDS to "connect" to my display 0? Why did it work in 8.2 but not now? What is going on exactly?