locked out of vnc

asked 2018-05-25 22:21:24 -0500

paulandmarg gravatar image

I have a fedora 26 pc running. I can login to the pc using ssh from laptop with fedora 28. I can start a vncserver. I can then exit ssh and connect to vncserver. vnc password is accepted. I then get a user logon required for color profile screen. I add my user password and user logon required for color profile screen appears again, and again(three times) but then I am logged in. I can start a perl programme in a terminal and then disconnect from the server without logout. I can reconnect immediately to the server and everythiong is ok, but if I wait 15 mins and then try to reconnect my vnc password is accepted, but my user login screen has already given me an authentication failure. I start to add my password but I only have time to add one character before it resets to authentication failure. I can ssh back in and check that the vncserver is still running. I can kill the vncserver. I can restart a vncserver. I can connect to the vncserver and then it breaks again after about 15 mins. Any ideas?

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paulandmarg gravatar imagepaulandmarg ( 2018-05-25 22:34:13 -0500 )edit

I have now been able to reconnect after five hours, with everything working ok, but I expect to be locked out eventually! No one seen this before?

paulandmarg gravatar imagepaulandmarg ( 2018-05-27 03:41:00 -0500 )edit

Continued breaking every so often until I changed xinitrc to load mate-session. Seems to be working OK now but I don't consider the problem solved. Are there any gdm/gnome experts seeing this?

paulandmarg gravatar imagepaulandmarg ( 2018-07-04 02:42:09 -0500 )edit