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leonchik1976
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:09 am    Post subject: TigerVnc Reply with quote

i would like to know how to configure vnc-server for start gnome session?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi leonchik1976,

If you are using tigervnc normally, when it starts it will run the script ~/.vnc/xstartup for each enabled vnc user. So whatever command is used to start Gnome can be put there. You can put more than one command here if there is any preliminary stuff you want to do, but note you must put "&" after each command and also "exec" before the last command in the file.

As for what command to use, there is probably a command like "startgnome" as there are similar for KDE and Fluxbox etc. Alternatively (and maybe better because it does more stuff), there should be an X-session startup script for Gnome in the folder /etc/X11/Sessions/ so you could use that instead. So an example contents for ~/.vnc/xstartup could be:
Code:
exec /etc/X11/Sessions/gnome &
# Note: I don't use Gnome so I'm only guessing the script's name


If there is anything different to your tigervnc setup, give us details and we can advise what's best for you.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:18 am    Post subject: tigervnc, taking over running session Reply with quote

I have tigervnc setup to start a new Xfce session. That works.
Is it possible to setup tigervnc to take over a running session? On the mailing list a user has a script in order to support some other user by taking over their session, but this is using x11vnc. Does it work with tigervnc too?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: tigervnc, taking over running session Reply with quote

Massimo B. wrote:
Is it possible to setup tigervnc to take over a running session?

Yes. Create a /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-vnc.conf with this:
Code:
Section "Module"
    Load    "vnc"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Default Screen"
    Option      "PasswordFile"  "/home/username/.vnc/passwd"
EndSection

Adjust the PasswordFile path. Now your regular X server is a vnc server.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gusar, very interesting. In the #tigervnc channel I was told the only way is using x0vncserver which is very slow and only for demonstration use.
How does your solution work? My X server will still act as before and is usable locally as usual but is also accessible by VNC? Does this work for different resolution too?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Massimo B. wrote:
My X server will still act as before and is usable locally as usual but is also accessible by VNC?

Yes, exactly this. Different resolutions shouldn't be a problem, simply use xrandr.
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