Remote VNC on computer bootup (Lucid)
smalenfant at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 14:44:57 UTC 2010
I use to have this machine as a "mythtv-frontend" which login
automatically... Wonder if that's the problem.
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 9:36 AM, Steve Malenfant <smalenfant at gmail.com>wrote:
> That's the case... Although my computer isn't exactly "headless". I do have
> a monitor and keyboard I connect to it sometime to use it at my desk. The
> problem is when I go away from my house and needs remote access to it.
> Because it crashes sometimes due to the AMD/memory or IGP (don't know yet),
> once it reboots I can't remote access it. That's why the keyring really
> bothers me.
> To enable "remote access" from the GUI, you need to run level 5... It needs
> to have the GUI started up...
> I'll see what it does by rebooting the machine and logging in using locally
> first... I could start a new vncserver session on :1 instead of :0. But
> sometime I like to leave stuff where they are and restart where I was.
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 8:06 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> On 11/11/2010 04:51 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> > On 11/11/2010 08:02 AM, Steve Malenfant wrote:
>> >> Why can't VNC let me in after I reboot my computer? Always ask for a
>> >> password for the keyring that I have to plug back my keyboard/monitor
>> >> enter? Any workaround?
>> >> Ubuntu has been a bit frustrating after changing from Centos... I'm
>> >> used to it, but seems to be less user friendly.
>> > Not sure exactly what you are asking, but I'll try to guess as I have
>> > multiple machines that I boot headless (no keyboard, no monitor) and VNC
>> > into...
>> > Set the machine to autologin: System|Administration|Login Screen|Unlock
>> > - 'Log in as <user> automatically. That way when the system boots it
>> > will autologin using that username. Of course you need to set your BIOS
>> > to ignore no keyboard (not halt on keyboard error).
>> > The next problem that you will encounter is that booting headless will
>> > cause the screen resolution defaults to go to the lowest default setting
>> > (640x480) and might not be optimal. In order to change that you are
>> > going to have to generate a proper /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to have the
>> > system go to the proper resolution settings. From one of my old posts:
>> Wait a minute. I know see what you are saying... the keyring is asking
>> for a password on the headless machine (I've just checked in Maverick as
>> well). This must be a recent change, perhaps for security reasons?
>> In any event, I see what you are referring to & sorry for the previous.
>> I'll see if I can figure out why and a solution as this affects me as
>> well (hadn't booted those machines in awhile).
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