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Old 04-17-2005, 03:44 PM   #1
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How do I start a program on boot ?


Hi

How can I get a VNC server like rfbdrake to start on boot up, and also where do I save the password ?
Any ideas please ?
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Old 04-17-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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vnc will often create it's own init script in /etc/init.d/ haev a check there. within that script there will either be a direct reference to the unpriveledged user who will own it, or a config file that does contain those details. as for passwords, just like any usage of vnc, it will be stored in the .vnc/ direcotry of that user. if there is no init script, you can either make your own, which is nice and easy, or just whup the commands directly into /etc/rc.local
 
Old 04-18-2005, 04:27 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks for your reply.....I will have a look and poke around ...and see what I can get going.
Its all good fun.
Cheers
 
Old 04-20-2005, 07:16 PM   #4
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Here's what I did.

I used the menu link to setup the password (K menu->Internet->Remote Access->Virtual Network Connection). That info (password) is saved into your home directory as .x0rfbserver.

You can open that file just to check

I copied x0fbserver from /usr/bin to my home/.kde/autostart. So when KDE is started upon reboot the server is called and voila!

The downside of this is that you need to enable the auto logon for your account or else the server isn't called.

Good luck.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 08:13 AM   #5
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Thanks for your reply.
It works for me too.
Excellent, and its simple enough for me
I was about to give up, but problem now solved.
Cheers
 
  


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