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Old 06-22-2010, 01:04 AM   #1
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How to stay logged in on gnome.


how to stay logged in to my gnome even if i directly close the VNC viewer without logging out.

i always get Incorrect password if i dont logout while closing the VNC client.

How to do this any ideas.

I want that when ever i connect my VNC i will be on the same place where i was working last time.
Old 06-25-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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I am not a VNC user, but I would not want any door into one of my machines to keep me logged in after a disconnect.

It's like leaving a window open and going away. It invites an unwanted guest to come visit.

If the computer is on a completely private network unconnected to any other network and wholly under your control, maybe, but otherwise the idea sort of gives me the willies.

Just my 2 cents.
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Any success or progress so far?

I am pretty sure vnc is designed to log you out.. although I'd check if there are any switches which you can set either when you boot it or if you compile a copy which is more dedicated to your needs.
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i understand that the logged in Desktop will not be secure.

i can logout also. i want it to be logged in always because after i get logged out from the system. then if i try to login again then i cant do.

i get a popup to enter the pass but if i enter the Pass i get a error "Incorrect Password", and i enter the correct password.

then to login i have to first login to SSH and i have to restart the vncserver. then i am able to login again.
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I start a vnc server, running as my username, at boot, and just leave it running (it's on my secure LAN only) with this line in /etc/rc.local just before the final exit 0
# Start a vnc server for tredegar
su - tred -c "cd /home/tred/ && vncserver :1 -geometry 1024x768 -depth 24" 2>/dev/null &
You can connect with vncviewer server:1 You only need your vncpassword for the first connection.

To disconnect, just close the vncviewer window. All programs will continue running on the vncserver, you just can't see them.

To reconnect: vncviewer server:1 and you are back where you left it.

If you "logout" the vncserver will be killed.


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