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Old 03-15-2006, 07:17 AM   #1
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Remote Desktop


Hi, just installed SUSE 10.0 64 Bit, all is good so far
What I want to be able to do, if possible, is to administer the machine from another room in the house via my LAN.
I currently use RealVNC for connecting between my windows machines, is it possible to get a remote desktop connection between a windows machine and Linux? Will it be easy? Anybody already doing this?

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Old 03-15-2006, 07:36 AM   #2
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Yes, there should be RealVNC for your Suse. You need to run the VNC server on it.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 07:41 AM   #3
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With VNC, it is possible. Just install a VNC server on the machine you want to remotely configure and the client on your local machine. I don't think a difference in platform will matter much.

Look for instance at:
http://www.realvnc.com/what.html
Google for tightVNC, a slimmer variant of realVNC.
Some Linux distros may even have a VNC installation included.

In many cases, you can even mix different brands of VNC software. They all speak the same "VNC protocol" if you will.


[Edit]: seems like spooon beet me to it...
 
Old 03-15-2006, 07:44 AM   #4
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Doh! You're right - thanks. Will the x86 version be OK even though its x86-64?

*edit* Didn't want to make another thread for this - I have mounted my windows partition and when I log in as root I can accesss files fine, but when I log into my username it has a large padlock on the folder and says I don't have permission to open it. How do I access permissions to make sure I am allowed to read this partition?

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Old 03-16-2006, 02:56 AM   #5
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32-bit programs should run on a 64-bit platform, but not at optimal speed. If you ensist on maximizing performance, get a 64-bit copy or compile it from sources.

As for your mounting problem, please give some details. Like the contents of /etc/fstab (or the mount command options you're using) and the type of Windows disk (FAT32, NTFS, etc).
The mount is probably configured to allow only root. Should be reconfigurable via mount options.
Code:
man mount
can help you.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 12:48 PM   #6
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Thanks, have been reading up a bit and managed to get as far as getting the thing mounted. Problem is, now I can only read the files on it when logged in as root, it says I don't have sufficient permissions. I right-click on the folder the drive is mounted on and change permissions to allow myself access, but when I check the box to apply the same settings to all subfolders it fails, always at a seemingly random file.

If I painstakingly go through the folders, changing permission one at a time, I can read them when logged in as non-root, but there are far too many of them to do this manually. I will post the exact error message when I'm at the machine, may be a couple of days though, think it was just something like 'couldnt change permissions on "file", nothing specific
 
Old 03-20-2006, 03:14 AM   #7
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Changing folder or file permissions may not always work as you expect it to, depending on the type of filesystem you're mounting (ie a FAT partition doesn't support file permissions). Could you please post the contents of /etc/fstab and indicate which mount is giving you problems.

The non-root access problem is probably not related to file or folder permissions, but rather to mount permissions. If root mounts a disk, saying that only he has access, then you can change the folder permissions any way you like and still not get access to the disk's contents.

You can change permissions (chmod) on the folder where you've mounted the disk (the mount point), since that directory is part of your system's filesystem. When applying the same settings recursively to all items in the folder (chmod -R), this can fail because then you are trying to modify stuff on the mounted disk.

The fact that you can read the files while being non-root but cannot change file permissions (in a file-by-file way), this means that:
-either non-root users only have read access (ie the mount is done with the "read-only" option)
-or the mounted filesystem doesn't support any file/folder permissions (ie FAT) and hence you can't change the permissions, simply because they aren't stored on the disk.
 
  


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