[CentOS-devel] logged in sessions - was CentOS 5 ArtWork
Jason_Meers at mv-online.co.uk
Sun Jan 14 18:38:39 UTC 2007
Christoph Maser wrote:
> Actually the default logins (text mode and gdm) both show the hostname.
> Don't tell me you leave logged in sessions.
No not normally, only on a few specific machines on the LAN that are
only accessible from another machine on the LAN.
1) Not all backup software has usable command line tools, so sometimes
you have to connect the a GUI on a logged in session.
2) If you look at the way remote desktop(vino-server) and vnc work it is
impossible to remote control the session if the machine is not already
logged in (the session doesn't exist). Some dirty workarounds do exist
i.e the machine uses gnome session, but vnc uses a kde session to avoid
I reported this to the vino developers in august last year:
Is it possible in any current or future releases of vino to connect to
the machine while it is sat at the login screen?
I currently have to setup an auto-login with an unpriviledged user after
a period of time from the login screen, or physically go to the computer
to log-in then go back to my desk to remote control it.
Auto-logins as another user, or having to walk to the computer first to
enable remote control would seem to be self-defeating
At the risk of going further off-topic I wont say anymore on this aspect.
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