VNC on RH Linux stops local programs

Janyne Kizer janyne_kizer "at" ncsu.edu
Wed, 09 Jan 2002 20:32:11 +0000


FWIW, this seems to work fine under RH 7.2.

Greg Breland wrote:
> 
> This is a KDE problem.  KDE does not operate correctly with multiple
> instances running as the same person.  I am not sure if this has been
> fixed or not, but I had the same problem around the RH 7.0 timeframe.
> 
> How about running the VNC session as someone other than root.  Multiple
> instances of KDE can be running, just not as the same person.
> 
> Greg
> 
> On Wed, 2002-01-09 at 12:21, David Colliver wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Further to my last email (which I am still looking for an answer for). I have
> > discovered something else.
> >
> > I have started my VNC whilst logged in to KDE as root. That seems to be
> > working fine, EXCEPT...
> >
> > No programs will work on the local machine. I can no longer navigate in my
> > file manager (it just sits there). I cannot launch any programs. When I kill
> > the Xvnc, I still cannot do anything. The only way to recover is to reboot. I
> > though maybe my commands are being sent to the remote window, so I checked
> > this. They are not, so I don't know what is happening.
> >
> > I am using RH6.2
> >
> > Regards.
> > David Colliver.
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