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
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.
> 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:
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.
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.
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.