How to get Login Screen (like in Windows) ?
Tue Jun 10 09:45:01 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ashwani.dave [mailto:email@example.com]
> I have installed
> Linux : RedHat Advanced Server 2.1
> Sessions : KDE/GNome
> Installed : VNC Server and able to access from XP-Desktop
> (through TCP and HTTP)
Looks nice. I hope you used the RedHat rpms (from the distro).
> My query relates to :
> How to get Login Screen (like in Windows) ?
> After Logon, How to get GUI Desktop (like in Windows) ?
> How to grant access to other users i.e. root, xyz (users for
> admin purpose) ?
This is a unix feature, not to be answered from a vnc perspective. On RedHat
(and other linux & unix)) you should never login with root, always as a
normal user. Give every user his/her own account. Then, there are several
ways to grant users access. Including 'sticky-bit', 's-bin', `su`, `super`,
> How to automate 'vncserver' at boot time and make down at shutdown ?
vncserver package on RedHat does something like this. the setup as on
http://www.sourcecodecorner.com/articles/vnc/linux.asp just starts a
vncserver on connect and removes it on disconnect.
> How to restrict vnc users with different level permissions
> (like in Windows) ?
Not use something like windows, it has a horrible security administration.
Start giving every user his/her own account. Then see tools like `su`,
`super`, `sudo`. There are others too. Only superior sys-admins should have
the root password.
> Ashwani Dave
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