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Old 12-07-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
Leeb
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TightVNC black after logoff


I have Tight VNC working well, but if I log out of KDE what does one do then? My screen turns black. Restarting the client doesn't help. How to recover?

Also, how does one log in as a different user?

I've used PCAnywhere on Windows servers and it works great. Log in as anyone, log off, log back on, etc.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 11:35 AM   #2
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I dont know if there is another way, but I kill that vncserver process and start it again you could also just call vncserver again as that user and it will give you another desktop, but after 5 or 6 times, thats alot of unneeded processes running. To login as another user, I sudo, or su and then call vncserver from that user.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 01:56 PM   #3
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if you are accessing the linux comp from a windows comp, there are several free ssh clients available for windows. i'm not sure if that's helpful or not, but you could still access the linux box from ssh if vnc locks up or anything, and use it to restart the vnc service. it would seem like it would save system resources over opening up several vnc desktops as well.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 02:08 PM   #4
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Thanks. I'm using PuTTY for SSH. It seems that if you log off while in VNC you must restart VNCServer by opening an SSH terminal session and shutting down the hung session and restarting.

This is more convoluted than I expected. IMHO Windows has a much nicer way of dealing with this. ;^)
 
Old 12-12-2003, 02:28 PM   #5
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yeah i use putty as well, but i use realvnc. maybe you could try it instead--i've never had any problems with it. i don't know if i'm actually logging in to kde itself tho. i never get the actual login screen, i just connect with realvnc and it opens up an xterm window for me, and i have access to most of the functions in the mandrake application menu. so i guess i never really "log out" of kde cause i'm never really logging in. it doesn't show the actual screen of the linux box like it does when i'm running realvnc server under windows.
 
  


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