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Old 04-02-2003, 06:18 PM   #1
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VNC & XDMCP, a beautiful marriage but..

Linux Magazine (March 2003) had an article for setting up VNC with XDMCP. This worked great but it lacked the persistent sessions that VNC offers.

Our current VNC setup is base on a configuration posted on that loads the vncserver for each of our users during the server startup and the users (win2k) have the vncviewer with the session ID set in the parameter of the shortcut. The problem is our users like to move around a lot and always call the helpdesk for their session ID's.

My question to the forum is does anybody know of any program or any extra configuration that will give you the persistent connections of VNC with the GUI logon of XDMCP?

The idea is that if the user logs out from the XDMCP then it will close their session which is fine but if they X out then their session will remain active and they can connect to it again.

I'm running realVNC, RH 7.3 & gdm/kdm

Any ideas will be greatly appreciative.


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Old 04-03-2003, 01:33 PM   #2
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basically what you want is the ability to save states ?

is a unix based program witch does that but i have never used it .
it is a commandline driven program i believe.
it is possible that you may be able to get users to login to a connection and script on the server side using there information

or maybe some icons to save state to the user before logout .. that should fix your problem.

i am definately not an expert on this but if you look for programs that can save states or save user xsessions then you should find something .


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