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    Default remote Desktop connection Setup

    Hi, I have 2 OpenSUSE 10.3 PCs.

    Both are on the same IP subnet XXX.YYY.NNN
    Both can, in a terminal window, log in into
    each other via ssh in command line

    I try Remote Desktop connection
    from XXX.YYY.NNN.135 to XXX.YYY.NNN.151
    on "151" I us Desktop Sharing and create a
    personal invitation
    Host: XXX.YYY.NNN.151:5900
    Password: ...
    Expir. time ...

    On "135" I use Remote Desktop Connection and
    enter in the vpn field: XXX.YYY.NNN.151:5900
    and select 'High quality' (both on same LAN)

    Then nothing happens: no ask for a password
    after 1 minute, a window "Server not found"

    What can be wrong???

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    Default Re: remote Desktop connection Setup

    Hi, it could be a firewall problem

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    Default Re: remote Desktop connection Setup

    Indeed, on the target machine firewall was enabled, with only SSH allowed.
    I could have tried with allowing
    VNC
    VNC server
    (I think on the receiving machine it should be VNC server, what is VNC then (for the client only?)

    Anyway, I first tried disabling the firewall alltogether on the receiving machine.

    Still no connection (no window asking password) only, the window "Server not found" now appears almost immediatly instead of after 1 minute.

    Any clues?

    Still no result, except that

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    Hi,

    Is your router blocking any VNC communication ports?

    Also, have you enabled VNC in the YaST2 module?

    (If you don't have the YaST2 vnc module installed then you can install it using the Software Management module.)

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    Default Re: remote Desktop connection Setup

    The network cables of both openSUSE 10.3 PCs are on a same 8-port switch..

    I now allowed in Yast, VNC remote desktop administration (I believe this did not exist
    and was not needed in SuSE 9.. can't remember)

    Still, no results.
    Now the window 'Server not found' again takes
    very long to appear (still not appeared yet..)

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    Default Re: remote Desktop connection Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by pdon
    The network cables of both openSUSE 10.3 PCs are on a same 8-port
    switch..

    I now allowed in Yast, VNC remote desktop administration (I believe
    this did not exist
    and was not needed in SuSE 9.. can't remember)

    Still, no results.
    Now the window 'Server not found' again takes
    very long to appear (still not appeared yet..)
    Hi
    What happens if you try telnet as a test?
    Code:
    telnet <ip_address> 5900
    Do you get a connection prompt?

    What DE are you using, if KDE have you tried krdc?

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    Default Re: remote Desktop connection Setup

    Hi,
    I forgot to notice the window on the VNC server where I had to allow the connection :-)
    There is now connection, but not very usefull:
    - it is way too slow :-( (and that for 2 systems sharing a same 8-port switch)
    - the mouse pointer is not visible in the window displaying the servers desktop :-(

    I use Windows Remote Desktop connection from home to view the Display of a Windows Server, and this is without any problems and almost of equal speed.

    Is there a way to use Windows Remote Desktop to get the display of an OpenSUSE 10.3 server? Might this be faster and without mouse pointer problems?

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    Default Re: remote Desktop connection Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by pdon
    Hi,
    I forgot to notice the window on the VNC server where I had to allow
    the connection :-)
    There is now connection, but not very usefull:
    - it is way too slow :-( (and that for 2 systems sharing a same 8-port
    switch)
    - the mouse pointer is not visible in the window displaying the servers
    desktop :-(

    I use Windows Remote Desktop connection from home to view the Display
    of a Windows Server, and this is without any problems and almost of
    equal speed.

    Is there a way to use Windows Remote Desktop to get the display of an
    OpenSUSE 10.3 server? Might this be faster and without mouse pointer
    problems?
    Hi
    Sounds like your network is busy... broadcast traffic? have you had a
    look via tcpdump/wireshark?
    I prefer using NX from nomachine as it uses ssh, server is free for
    linux machines and there is a windows client. The OSS version is FreeNX.

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    up 1 day 3:00, 1 user, load average: 0.21, 0.07, 0.03
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12


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    Default Re: remote Desktop connection Setup

    I too have found krdc to be very slow and the display is terrible between two OpenSuse 11.0 PC's. I use VNC server on my Centos server box, which I access from one of the Opensuse 11.0 PC's ( remote desktop, vnc option) and it works great.
    I also access the server from windows with NX client, running free NX server on Centos box. This also works great. ( runs through ssh, which gets throughe the firewall at work, he he)
    Is there a trick to setting up kdrc? There's not many options.
    "There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin'..."

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    I too have found krdc to be very slow and the display is terrible
    between two OpenSuse 11.0 PC's. I use VNC server on my Centos server
    box, which I access from one of the Opensuse 11.0 PC's ( remote desktop,
    vnc option) and it works great.
    I also access the server from windows with NX client, running free NX
    server on Centos box. This also works great.
    Is there a trick to setting up kdrc? There's not many options.


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