Unable to remotely login to KDE with VNC
jcunning at cunning.ods.org
Fri May 14 05:38:39 UTC 2010
On Wednesday, May 12, 2010 18:32:14 Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 May 2010, Jim Cunning wrote:
> > I have a workstation at my office that I cannot login to using a
> > local tightVNC and x11vnc at the remote system. When I enter the
> > password, my vncviewer window closes and after reconnecting to
> > the remote system, the login screen is still present. I know
> > it's not a password issue, because this only happens when the
> > correct password is entered. If I'm already logged-in, there's
> > no problem, even if the session was locked and required entering
> > a password.
> > I'm aware that gdm has a parameter (KillInitClients=false) to
> > disable this behavior, but I also saw somewhere that KDE (kdm)
> > does not use this. I'm confused by this, because gdm is the
> > process displaying the login splash screen. Putting
> > "KillInitClients=false" into /etc/gdm/gdm.conf and
> > /etc/gdm/custom.conf has no effect.
> > Anyone know where/what kdm needs to disable this behavior?
> I'm a little confused now - are you using gdm or kdm? Does simply
> switching to the other help?
Sorry for the confusion. Since I'm using KDE4, I mistakenly assumed I would
end up using kdm. Wrong--it's gdm all the way, from login screen to actually
running the KDE desktop after login. Now, I'm really confused as to why the
gdm parameter "KillInitClients=false" doesn't work as expected.
> I know this isn't quite what you want, but would using krfb until you
> get this sorted be a viable workaround?
Not really. I've tried krfb in the past and found it REALLY slow compared to
x11vnc, plus it didn't (then at least) have the -scale option that x11vnc does
to permit squeezing a larger office desktop onto my laptop without a bunch of
Thanks for the suggestion, though.
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