WinVNC and Disable wallpaper on Windsor 2000

Tim Guy Tim "at" hurtwood.demon.co.uk
Fri, 03 Aug 2001 16:53:42 +0000


Change what registery? Is the setting I am using wrong?

As I say the wallpaper is ok when you take over the machine, it only goes
when you quit the viewer

We take the icon away from the sys tray when it starts so thats not a
problem.


Tim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos Alfaro" <carlosalfaro "at" yahoo.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: vnc is in startup scripts(change user and home directory?)


> Change the registry, however the icon will still
> change colors when connected
>
>
> --- Tim Guy <Tim "at" hurtwood.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > Sorry. I think this has been covered before but its
> > confusing looking
> > through the archives to get the right answer.
> >
> > Running Windows 2000 on the client and server we are
> > using the latest
> > version of VNC
> >
> > We are trying to be as covert as possible (being
> > administrators in a school)
> > and are falling over with the disable wallpaper
> > option.
> >
> > We seam to be able to stop the disabling of the
> > wallpaper when we take over
> > the server, But! when we close the connection the
> > wall paper then
> > disappears!
> >
> > Also we've just found if we try to connect to the
> > server but screw the
> > password up. The wallpapers also disapears
> >
> > We have the disablewallpaper reg setting in the
> > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\Default
> > area?
> >
> > Any ideas guys? Are we looking at a limitation on
> > this version of the
> > software?
> >
> > Thanks in adavance
> >
> > Tim
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jared Kidd" <jaredkidd "at" hotmail.com>
> > To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
> > Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 7:21 AM
> > Subject: Re: vnc is in startup scripts(change user
> > and home directory?)
> >
> >
> > > well there is a script in "/etc/rc.d/init.d"
> > called "vncserver" that runs:
> > >
> > > #!/bin/sh
> > > #
> > > # chkconfig: 345 91 35
> > > # description: Starts and stops vncserver. \
> > > #        used to provide remote X administration
> > services.
> > >
> > > # Source function library.
> > > . /etc/init.d/functions
> > >
> > > # Source networking configuration.
> > > . /etc/sysconfig/network
> > >
> > > # Check that networking is up.
> > > [ ${NETWORKING} = "no" ] && exit 0
> > >
> > >
> > > start() {
> > >     echo -n "Starting VNC server: "
> > >     daemon vncserver
> > >     RETVAL=$?
> > >     echo
> > >     [ "$RETVAL" -eq 0 ] && touch
> > /var/lock/subsys/vncserver
> > > }
> > >
> > > stop() {
> > >     echo -n "Shutting down VNC server: "
> > >     killproc vncserver
> > >     RETVAL=$?
> > >     echo
> > >     [ "$RETVAL" -eq 0 ] && rm -f
> > /var/lock/subsys/vncserver
> > > }
> > >
> > > # See how we were called.
> > > case "$1" in
> > >   start)
> > > start
> > > ;;
> > >   stop)
> > > stop
> > > ;;
> > >   restart)
> > > stop
> > > start
> > > ;;
> > >   condrestart)
> > > if [ -f /var/lock/subsys/vncserver ]; then
> > >     stop
> > >     start
> > > fi
> > > ;;
> > >   status)
> > > status vncserver
> > > ;;
> > >   *)
> > > echo "Usage: vncserver
> > {start|stop|restart|condrestart|status}"
> > > exit 1
> > > esac
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I don't know if that will help you but that's what
> > does it.
> > >
> > > >From: Barn Owl <barnowl "at" uronramp.net>
> > > >Reply-To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> > > >To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> > > >Subject: Re: vnc is in startup scripts(change
> > user and home directory?)
> > > >Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 23:19:03 -0500
> > > >
> > > >Jared Kidd wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Im running mandrake8 which has vnc server
> > built in to run on bootup.
> > > > > Currently, when my machine boots up it loads
> > as root but doesn't use
> > > > > root's home.  Instead, it uses the root
> > directory (/) as its home
> > > > > directory which I don't like.  Can someone
> > tell me how to set it up so
> > > >it
> > > > > still loads on bootup but loads as a normal
> > existing user (jaredk, not
> > > > > root) and uses that user's home directory for
> > the settings and stuff?
> > > >This
> > > > > has probably been asked before but i didn't
> > find it searching these
> > > > > lists, thanks for any help.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >How does it run at startup? Been looking around
> > for a way to do that.
> > > >Might have a workaround for you though. Try
> > making the /.vnc a sym link
> > > >to /home/jaredk/.vnc.
> > >
> > > But if i make a symlink to the home directory i
> > would also have to do it
> > > with the other programs i run in vnc that put
> > files in the home directory.
> > >
> > > >
> > > >Evan
> > >
> >
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