setup for CDE?
cwarden "at" visa.com
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 20:06:30 +0000
i have minimal experience with cde, but starting Xvnc from xdm might
meet your needs (i'm assuming you're using xdm to start cde on your
exceed server). this should take care of your 1st and 3rd issues. in
order to always get the cde login, "you need to add code to quit the X
server in Xvnc/programs/Xserver/hw/vnc/rfbserver.c at then end of the
function rfbClientConnectionGone() - I think calling GiveUp() will do
it." (quoted because it's from a message from Tristan)...i know, i know,
this loses the portable desktop aspect of vnc, but...anyone think about
working on a vncd that prompts for username/password and connects you to
an existing Xvnc if you have one running or starting a new one if you
>From: Boyce, David [SMTP:David.Boyce "at" Fmr.com]
>Sent: Thursday, April 30, 1998 8:23 AM
>To: 'vnc-list "at" orl.co.uk'
>Subject: setup for CDE?
>Has anyone succeeded in getting VNC set up to work nicely with CDE
>(Common Desktop Environment)? Until I discovered VNC (the customary
>kudos, btw, it's a really nice tool) I was connecting to a Sun/Solaris
>2.5.1 box through Windows NT using a Windows X server product called
>eXceed, using the full standard CDE 1.0.2 setup. Whereas VNC comes out
>of the box with an xstartup that uses twm. I modified this to use dtwm
>and I now have a semi-working CDE environment, but a few problems
>-> I lose my previous settings. I'd like to live off one set of CDE
>config files so I can use eXceed/VNC interchangeably.
>-> I have no text in any of the CDE tool- or title-bars (this could be
>an unrelated color-depth issue).
>-> Ideally, I would like the option of going through the CDE login
>screen, which would presumably mean running Xvnc as root from inittab
>rather than running it by hand as myself.
>Anyway, if anyone has answers to the above or an xstartup mod for CDE
>I'd appreciate seeing it.