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Old 05-20-2004, 05:20 AM   #1
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run vnc-server as other user in rc.local


When I use the following commands in a bash shell it works but not in rc.local:

su jvdbossc (freshly user)
vncserver -name Earthling -depth 16 -geometry 1024x768

The meaning of this would be to be able to vnc to a user destkop so I can use evolution email (ximian gnome desktop is running in a vnc session when I start the vnc-server)

Red hat 7.3 just stops and says no job control... at boot.

When I point to another executable file ./emailvnc and use the same commands the rc.local gets into the ./emailvnc file but nothing seems to happen exept that it changes to user jvdbossc.

(the vncserver command seems not to be executing. I changed the ./emailvnc with chown jvdbossc emailvnc

nothing seems to work, but i would like to use the desktop as normal user..;

Any ideas would be appreciated

Old 05-25-2004, 11:48 AM   #2
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allright, what you need to do is put this in your rc.local file

su - username -c "vncserver"

after vncserver, you can add whatever options you want

before putting this in your rc.local file, login as username and run vncserver and it will ask for a password, type in the password, then put that line above in your rc.local file
Old 05-26-2004, 02:10 AM   #3
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