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    Default Remote Access through VNC or xrdp

    I am trying to get remote graphical access to a machine.

    Remote Access module within Yast - Doesn't recognize the current firewall state, installs a bunch of packages, then X crashed and I am returned to a command prompt. Reboot, allow access to 5800:5805 and 5900:5905. I can connect from a remote VNC client, but all I get is a black screen which eventually times out. Can't find anything in any logs

    XRDP - Installed through Graphical software management client, then updated by one-click install from OBS X11:RemoteDesktop. Initially, I had to create the cert, now when I connect, I can log in, I get the white loading circle, then my RDP session ends. I can't find anything in the logs for this either.

    How do you graphically remotely administer OpenSuse at this point?

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    Default Re: Remote Access through VNC or xrdp

    Quote Originally Posted by justlikeef View Post
    I am trying to get remote graphical access to a machine.

    Remote Access module within Yast - Doesn't recognize the current firewall state, installs a bunch of packages, then X crashed and I am returned to a command prompt. Reboot, allow access to 5800:5805 and 5900:5905. I can connect from a remote VNC client, but all I get is a black screen which eventually times out. Can't find anything in any logs

    XRDP - Installed through Graphical software management client, then updated by one-click install from OBS X11:RemoteDesktop. Initially, I had to create the cert, now when I connect, I can log in, I get the white loading circle, then my RDP session ends. I can't find anything in the logs for this either.

    How do you graphically remotely administer OpenSuse at this point?
    On that last question: ssh, and to administer YaST in it's ncurses interface:
    Code:
    ssh user@host
    su -c yast
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    Default Re: Remote Access through VNC or xrdp

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    On that last question: ssh, and to administer YaST in it's ncurses interface:
    Code:
    ssh user@host
    su -c yast
    I'm not sure giving Windows admins a text interface to administer a system is going to win them over.

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    Default Re: Remote Access through VNC or xrdp

    SDDM (which is used by default if you choose the KDE/Plasma desktop during installation) doesn't support remote access.

    Use a different one (kdm, gdm, lightdm) and it should work via VNC.

    No idea about RDP, never used that.

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    Default Re: Remote Access through VNC or xrdp

    I'm using VNC through a ssh tunnel and with x11vnc:

    Code:
    ssh -L 5901:localhost:5900 <remote ip> 'x11vnc -localhost -display :0'
    and then:
    Code:
    vncviewer localhost:5901
    This setup works with an existing console session on the remote machine. If you need to create one, then I think you should follow wolfi323's advice.

    Hendrik

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