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    Question Remote login - XP to 10.3 using VNCx11 but can I do ...

    Hello,
    Running 10.3 on a headless system. I can logon from XP using VNCx11 - however I would like to be able to start an application and have it continue running even when I close the vncx11 connection - I would like to start Transmission and have it run unattended - can I do this? If not is there some other way of being able to do this

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Remote login - XP to 10.3 using VNCx11 but can I do ...

    Quote Originally Posted by db9 View Post
    I would like to be able to start an application and have it continue running even when I close the vncx11 connection
    I've done this with putty (for ssh) and tightvnc (on the winXP PC) many times. It "just worked" with default settings. I can't help re: the winXP setup, as I don't know anything about winXP. And on the openSUSE-10.3 (and also 10.2) side, I just installed x11vnc. No special settings.

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    Default Re: Remote login - XP to 10.3 using VNCx11 but can I do ...

    db9 schrieb:
    > Hello,
    > Running 10.3 on a headless system. I can logon from XP using VNCx11 -
    > however I would like to be able to start an application and have it
    > continue running even when I close the vncx11 connection - I would like
    > to start Transmission and have it run unattended - can I do this? If not
    > is there some other way of being able to do this


    Hah, thats the _only_ way everybody should use vnc :-)

    I'm not sure if there is a way to do it over xinit, so for years i'm
    using my own startscript.

    Basicly you just have to disable vnc in xinit.d and start your own manually:

    vncserver :1

    yes, you should tune it, -geometry, -depth etc.

    The desktop you want to use is in .vnc/xstartup, default is twm. Even
    KDE is not really the fastest option for vnc, on my main server i use
    it, on another really file only server i use icewm.

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    Default Re: Remote login - XP to 10.3 using VNCx11 but can I do ...

    Thank you for the information, I'm running Real VNC on XP - when I close the window in XP (either right click >close or the red "x" top right corner of the window) I then start another session and log on to Suse - transmission doesn't appear to be running, - there isn't a icon in the taskbar and I need to start it again (picking computer>favorite apps >etc... it then picks up just where it left off and appearing not to have continued running.


    Have I missed something?

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    Default Re: Remote login - XP to 10.3 using VNCx11 but can I do ...

    yes I missed something..

    I looked into Yast package selector and see that x11vnc isn't installed (so I don't know how I'm presently communicating with Suse)So I will install it and see what happens and If I have a problem I'll get back.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Remote login - XP to 10.3 using VNCx11 but can I do ...

    Have you thought about doing it via nx rather than vnc?

    Nx allows you to log in, start applications, open documents etc, and then terminate the session

    When you log back in everything is still running as you left it

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    Default Re: Remote login - XP to 10.3 using VNCx11 but can I do ...

    I looked at NX and installed the NX client on XP and FreeNX on the 10.3 openSUSe box I tried connecting and got the following error message

    NX> 203 NXSSH running with pid: 880
    NX> 285 Enabling check on switch command
    NX> 285 Enabling skip of SSH config files
    NX> 285 Setting the preferred NX options
    NX> 200 Connected to address: 192.168.2.39 on port: 22
    NX> 202 Authenticating user: nx
    NX> 208 Using auth method: publickey
    NX> 204 Authentication failed.

    it appears that FreeNX is running - how do I check?
    And for what ever reason it isn't accepting my username and password..

    Thanks

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