One more time, StartingVNC at boot in linux

Jeff Vincent JVINCENT "at" novell.com
Mon, 14 Jan 2002 22:40:25 +0000


David,

Glad it works.  It is great to be able to connect and get resolutions
and color depths that aren't even supported by the hardware.  Most of my
Linux boxes can only do 1024x768 in 8 bit color mode, so running at
1600x1200 at 32 bit color (vnc) is NICE!!  

In your case, if you want to run max resolution with no scrolling, you
could also consider full screen mode, but you would have to use
<ALT><TAB> or equivalent to switch back to windows.  The beauty of
full-screen mode is that the "X" in the upper right is gone, so you
can't accidentally kill your session (at least it is not as easy).

You are right, pressing the "x" in Windows is equivalent to
<CTRL><ALT><BACKSPACE> at the console.  It will nail your session and
reset the terminal (close the session in the case of VNC).  You'd think
the windows version could just intercept the message to close the window
and initiate a clean session shutdown (dependent on the remote O.S.) OR
at least give you an optional prompt to prevent you from killing
yourself prematurely.

So did you get all the files?  There were 4 total.

Jeff

>>> david.colliver "at" revilloc.com 01/14/02 02:48PM >>>
I have it working now, exactly as you have said in your email. It was
my
mistake, not reading throroughly. My bin dir is under /usr rather than
/usr/local.

I am using RH6.2 using KDE. It is working beautifully. I have even gone
so
far as to modiify the resolution settings so that I can fit the whole
lot on
my screen without scrolling. (1024x768 on a 1024x768 screen results in
scrolling, so I have set this to 1000x700, on my laptop, 1400x1050, I
have
set this to 1390x990. Works a treat. No scrolling.) The only thing now
is
though, if you press the X, it doesn't ask you if you want to logout,
you
lose your whole session. Also, the machine reboot doesn't tell you
either.
It just kills your session.

Perhaps a future enhancement would be to detect what OS you are
connected
to, then retreive the relevant messages so that work is not lost.

I also found out why it was going slow on my machine. My firewall seems
to
be slowing all the traffic down. I think I will be using Linux for
quite a
while now I can use it under Windows. Still a lot to learn though.

The files that you have sent, with your permission, I would like to do
an
article on my site (not a busy site, yet!!!) to let people know how to
set
it up on RH. Then when this Q comes up again, I can send people to the
article.

Regards.
Dave Colliver.
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