Xvnc & GDM
JAldrich "at" covista.com
Mon Sep 19 15:18:31 2005
Well, maybe you're going about this backwards... instead of trying to
authenticate and then launch VNC, maybe you ought to use GDM to authenticate
to some sort of network, such as SAMBA, or NIS or something like that...i.e.
have everyone have their own login on the *nix box and then use THAT
authentication to get network priveleges, not the other way around.
Then again, I only have a single-user linux box, so I don't know... Good
From: Susanta Padhi [mailto:susanta_p "at" vfortress.com]
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 10:18 AM
To: John Aldrich
Cc: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
Subject: RE: Xvnc & GDM
Whats what I don't want.
We have a product lets say authentication server. Once a user
authenticated by the server I want to provide a Xvnc desktop without any
other login, means I want to unify the product server login and unix
login based on which the desktop application to be shown.
I think we have to pass some login information to the Xvnc server and
Xvnc server will pass same to the Session manager.
Please John give some idea. Waiting for your replay.
On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 18:25, John Aldrich wrote:
> Easy answer: Don't have VNC auto-login the user. Make the user log in, and
> let THEM select Gnome, KDE, etc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com]On
> Behalf Of Susanta Padhi
> Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 6:31 AM
> To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: Xvnc & GDM
> I have Xvnc 4.1 running with -inetd option. When I connect to server
> server I am getting the GDM login screen and configured the GDM such a
> away that it will automatically login with a single user every time.
> But I want to provide different Desktop for different uses.
> 1) Can I pass my custom parameter to Xvnc so that it will use this as a
> login to GDM.
> 2) If not, Every time the Xvnc starts a new session, Can I set some
> environment variable in that particular session?
> I did some Xvnc code study, I able to pass my customized parameter from
> client to server but after I am unable to find what to do. As per my
> understanding Xvnc uses XDMCP in for connect to the remote host is
> -inetd is given.
> Many times i asked this problem but did not get any help. Kindly suggest
> me if any body have any alternative idea to this or provide some
> information about change the cod.
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