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Old 11-03-2004, 11:27 AM   #1
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VNC vs Remote Desktop: display confusion

Hello, I hope someone can clear up my understanding of the following:

Was running SuSE 8.2. With that version, I had configured Remote Desktop sharing on port 5900 w/uninvited connections and a password. Whenever I connected from a VNC client, I would see/control X display :0 (i.e. same as the local monitor on the machine.) If I disconnected then later reconnected, I would see the same session, all the windows would still be there, same programs running, etc., just as if I'd merely walked away from the machine for a while.

I replaced SuSE 8.2 with 9.1. I have set up Remote Desktop as before. As far as I can tell, there are no other vnc servers running. But the behavior I get is much different:

- every time I connect, I am immediately presented with a new login screen. The VNC client's window caption shows a new (incremental) X display.

- when I disconnect, that session disappears, as if I had logged out. Reconnecting later requires a new login, and all previous work is lost.

- Even though I've set up password in RDS, I'm never prompted for it.

Do I not want to use RDS to "connect" to my display 0? Why did it work in 8.2 but not now? What is going on exactly?

Thanks very much.


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