Embedded Linux and Vncserver issues
Fri Jun 13 16:58:01 2003
--- Matt Tharma <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I am working on an Embedded Linux Server setup. I have a mini
> computer with X
> windows running and got the VNC server installed. I have the server
> boot into
> Run Level 5 right now.
> The whole idea is, this mini PC will be located far away from the
> users and
> everything has to be fully automated. The application runs on the
> server and
> users will be looking at it through VNC Viewers.
> The 1st question that I have is, Is it possible for me to launch an X
> application (Tcl/Tk App) on the server side with out login into the
> box (by a
> cron job? or by the rc.local file?). In another words, if the box is
> rebooted, it should come up and ready to be displayed by the VNC
> I am not sure,
> if I have to boot into run level 5 to do it?
> if I have to physically login to the box and run the X App manually?
> if I have to get rid of the Run Level 5 password and launch startx?
> I know under windows when I start the vncserver and view it from the
> boxes, I see the actual screen activities. How do I do that with
> Because under linux, if you connect to the server it gives a new
> desktop (it
> reloads KDE from scratch, rather than showing my existing desktop). I
> am sure
> it must be a configuration issue.
> Please help me find the answers.
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