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Old 03-17-2004, 01:55 PM   #1
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VNC between Linux and Windows XP Pro

I have installed VNC 4.0 beta on my Linux(Red Hat 9) and Windows XP Pro boxes. I want to be able to access some applications on my Windows box from my Linux box. I have been able to do so running the VNC server from the Windows box. That is until the screen locks. I have it set to lock after 10 minutes. Then the VNC session from my Linux box drops. I have gone through the help menus and looked online for help without any success. Does anyone here know what I can do to make this work? Thanks in advance for your help.

Old 03-17-2004, 02:50 PM   #2
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What is the question?

You want the screen to lock after 10minutes and boot you off VNC,
Or you do NOT want the screen to lock and boot you off VNC?

Try using your return key every now-and-then!
Old 03-17-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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I'm sorry I should have proof read my post better. I want to be able to access the Windows box after the screen has locked.

Right now when the screen lock comes up on the Windows side the session from the Linux side dies. This defeats the purpose of why I installed VNC.

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What do you mean by the screen is locked? Do you mean the same as if you were to press "Windows + L"? If so, then vnc should not be a problem - vnc in, and then login as you normally would.

I think I'm probably misinterpreting the question a bit...
Old 03-17-2004, 04:56 PM   #5
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Do you mean the Windows system has froze, and you're trying to fix the problem remotely with VNC, like you would on a Linux system with SSH? I honestly don't think that will work, since in Win, GDI isn't abstracted from the rest of the OS. Even if it was possible, you'd have more luck with some sort of SSH or Telnet server for Win than VNC (like a reverse PuTTY maybe?). Anyhow, I'm probably misintrepreting your query as well. Please be more detailed.
Old 03-17-2004, 05:16 PM   #6
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I think your problem may be this:
You installed WinVNC.
You put the start server icon in your Startup folder.
Screensaver lock, you can't get in.

What you need to do it make it start as a service.
Go to start -> programs ->RealVNC -> VNC Server 4 (Service-Mode) -> Register VNC Service. Then either start the service or reboot.
Make sure to take the icon out of your startup group. I did this for a while too until I relized I could install it as a service.

Hope that helps!!


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