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howdy, i am looking to admin my linux box remotely after a reboot but i am having several issues. i chose VNC as it's platform independent and my admin platform ...
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- 12-26-2002 #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2002
autostarting VNC and gnome desktop...
i am looking to admin my linux box remotely after a reboot but i am having several issues. i chose VNC as it's platform independent and my admin platform is win2k. i am using the the vendor release of redhat 7.1 with a workstation class install with some server apps adding in. issues it appears i am having:
starting vnc server requires a password to be input each time you start it. i haven't been able to determine if there is a passable command line parameter that can take care of this yet. there is a vncpassword executable that handles this but it's not clear if i can script it's use.
viewer session only seem to work after i have logged into the box which won't work of course if the box is remote.
vnc only seems to work against a command line style xterm session but i woulld like to apply it to the gnome desktop that starts automatically when i log into the box.
an unrelated problem - i would rather log into the box and have a command line interface start instead of gnome. would prefer to start gnome as needed. i think during the setup i inadvertently chose gnome as the default and the documnetation doesn't explain how to back this out.
i am interested in hearing from anyone who may have or are having these types of issues (remote administration and auto start gnome/KDE). i'm kind of new to linux and this is my attempt to get started. i use unix in the workplace so i am familiar with basic commands and file structure, etc.
thank you in advance....steve
- 12-26-2002 #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2002
- Daytona Beach, FL
cant help you with the VNS business but you can edit
/etc/inittab to change
and that will default your booting to renlevel 3 (no X) and from the command line you can type startx to do just that, start Xmajorwoo
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