Novell login screen

Lam, Ming Ming.Lam "at"
Tue Mar 9 01:20:01 2004


I think you misunderstood. Novell is a dedicated file server, which is irrelevant to this discussion.  Like all our PCs, I login from my Win2k PC to the Novell server.  I install VNC server on my PC.  When I startup my PC or wake up from screen saver mode the login screen (Novell) popup requesting my password.  My PC was setup so that on wake up I do not require ctl-alt-del.

When I use VNC viewer from another PC to connect to my PC I had no problem when my PC screen saver is not on.  As I mentioned before, the VNC viewer aborts when my VNC server is on screen saver mode.

I tried several things yesterday. I register VNC server service. I change my PC setup so that ctl-alt-del is required before login. From the VNC viewer I send ctl-alt-del from the VNC viewer. Suddenly the login screen popups and I was able to control my PC.  I then change my PC setup so that ctl-alt-del is no longer required, and found that it still works as long as I send ctl-alt-del from the VNC viewer.

I thought I had solved the puzzle, but found later in the day the same old story.  Restart both PC makes no difference.  Even more puzzling now.  Intermittent!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Seak, Teng-Fong [mailto:tfseak "at"]
> Sent: Monday, 8 March 2004 23:05
> To: vnc-list "at"
> Subject: RE: Novell login screen
> 	Not talking about VNC, how about in normal situation?  
> I mean, when you're in front of Novell's console which is 
> already in screen saver mode, if you "wake" it up, do you 
> have the same login screen popup?
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : Lam, Ming [mailto:Ming.Lam "at"]
> > Envoyi : samedi 6 mars 2004 04:55
> > @ : vnc-list "at"
> > Objet : Re: Novell login screen
> > 
> >  OK, see if I can make it clearer.  When server screen is in normal
> > display everything works fine.  I wait till screen saver on 
> the server
> > to come on.  I then startup viewer to get control of 
> server.  It ask for
> > the usual IP and password.  It accepts the password, but 
> nothing happens
> > on the viewer PC, that is, server screen does not popup. It seems to
> > have aborted.
> > 
> > On the server PC the the Novell login screen popup.
> > 
> > Ming
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