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Re: Remote Desktop: the recipe.



Jonathan Underwood wrote:
On 22/01/2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
Jonathan Underwood wrote:
On 22/01/2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
And to confuse things a bit more, the vncts package that starts new
sessions on demand through xinetd would also conflict in a different way.
Huh? What's this vncts package? This sounds interesting.
It's a setup to let xinetd start instances of Xvnc that do localhost
XDMCP logins for each connection.  Several ports are configured to give
a choice of screen size and color depth.  I've only used it on the
k12ltsp distribution but I think it is a stock fedora package.  K12ltsp
is configured by default to accept XDMCP logins from thin clients and
you might have to tweak this on a stock fedora.


Ah, ok, I thought perhaps it was a package in the Fedora repo. Shame.

I thought it was - just not installed by default, but it looks like the one I have is from the vnc-ltsp-config package.

I did post a very simple recipe for doing exactly this (vnc sessions
started with xinetd) on this list a few weeks ago actually - it really
does seem the simplest solution to me. (Subject of the message was
"VNC and a full login Gnome session with GDM "). Would be nice if this
was actully working out-of-the-box in a standard install, IMO.

It's one of several reasons that I always install k12ltsp even if I don't plan on booting thin clients. K12ltsp isn't a different distribution in the usual sense - it is a fedora/centos (depending on the version) respin with the current updates applied at the time of its release and some extra packages and scripts included - one of which makes vnc sessions-on-demand come up working by default.

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  Les Mikesell
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