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Old 05-30-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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is it possible to reload a locked x-session (kde) from another terminal

hello everyone,
i know and cherish the multi-user environment that unix systems are build for..
but i sort of need the retro winXP like functionality every now and then..
so , is it possible that i lock a kde session from one pc.. say the linux pc itself, and then be able to reload it (ie with any open applications runnning on it like ktorrent or an open-office document) from another computer.. say another linux pc in the network (or any win pc with cygwin or Hummingbird)?

so to downloading smth from ktorrent .. a completely gui application.. no command line involved... i lock the pc at which i started the download, and now im at work and i want to log onto that session to check out how the dl is evolving..

anm i able to do that?

thank you for your hepl
Old 06-10-2007, 03:27 AM   #2
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I think if you do that it will log the original user off, or create another login, but i dont think it will share the login.

Something like vnc, however would do what you want. It runs as a service (Daemon) and so will be running even when you are viewing the lock screen page.
It is also multi-platform so that solves your xp-LINUX prob.

Hope this is helpful
Old 06-10-2007, 04:48 AM   #3
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X is a server and the apps are teh clients... so there is not a way to "connect" to anothers X session without another client that would allow that such as VNC.

if the app u use has a cli, you can disconnect/reconnect at will
Old 06-10-2007, 06:56 AM   #4
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I am not sure.

VNC works as a client inside X, so does not do anything with X.

Note: VNC would update all remote clients and the LOCAL user in realtime, so your locked computer would not be locked if you connected remotly via VNC
Old 06-10-2007, 12:27 PM   #5
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x11vnc is your friend.
Old 06-10-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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I agree.

I use vnc on all my computers (both x11vnc and winvnc)


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