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Old 10-17-2008, 12:29 AM   #1
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Question VNC Server setup, need help in user login screens

Hello all,

I have just started with Linux and CentOS 4.6. I have installed a vnc server on my machine and am using a vnc client(TightVNC) on WindowsXP to access the accounts.

Right now I enter the <hostname>:<port> like and then enter the password.

My question is how can I make use of the user login screen like we normally do when we login on a machine. I don't want this entering the port and password.

I did find something in this relation. Setting up the VNC using vnc-ltsp-config package. Is this is way to go?

Thanks for any help.
Old 10-18-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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The login gui would be part of the client, not the server.
If you haven't gotten very far yet with VNC, may I make a suggestion? NoMachine's nxserver and nxclient provide the remote desktop capability, but with less configuration and better performance. There are clients for windows, mac and linux. The clients have a connection wizard which works pretty well, and a login gui. Free, but not open source. There is also an open source clone called freenx, which I haven't tried lately - not sure how stable it is yet.

Last edited by drchuck; 10-18-2008 at 10:46 AM.


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