[CentOS] resuming FreeNX sessions

Mon Jan 30 15:04:12 UTC 2006
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 07:08 -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-01-29 at 22:46 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> > I've been running a FreeNX session for several days.
> > 
> > During that time, I have occasionally lost the connect and when I
> > re-establish the connection, it resumes where I left off and it was
> > really nice.
> > 
> > Tonight I lost the connection and when I reconnected, it started a new
> > session but when I run NX Session Administrator application on the
> > FreeNX server, it still shows the session as 'running'.
> > 
> > I really want to re-connect to my other session as that has the editors
> > and everything else running and I could terminate it and start over but
> > I am wondering if there are any tricks that might be had to reconnect to
> > an existing session (I can see the pid for both the current session and
> > the session that I would like to connect for example...)
> > 
> This is the one area that FreeNX has problems in.
> The documentation says it will automatically reconnect to the old
> session, but for some reason ... sometimes it does not.
> I have looked for a way to suspend a running session from the command
> line ... which is what you need to do to make the client try to
> reconnect to it.  I can't find a way to do that.
> I have logged out the the session that did not resume ... and logged
> back into the server again and had it resume the next time.  This is hit
> and miss, and the only major issue I have with NX.
thanks - I recall Les saying that it doesn't seem to want to reconnect
to a suspended session when you try from a different host. I played with
that once and it didn't work for me either.

In the case last night, it didn't see the session as suspended but
rather as still connected and so I finally told the NXsession app to
'disconnect' but I still couldn't connect back. c'est la vie - it's
still pretty awesome.

Thanks for the confirmation.