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asked 2013-06-21 15:02:56 -0500

ahughf gravatar image

I have installed vino and configured it with help from this community (thanks hedayat) but it only allows connections when I have logged on. I would like to be able to connect from my windows PC and then log on via VNC to the Fedora host. I guess this means I have to get the vino service running at boot time, but I don't know how to do this. Can anyone point me at the correct part of the docs or if it is simple just help here?

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I have noticed that this question has been asked many times on different forums, but no answer seems to be available. Perhaps it can't be done. Should I use a different vnc server than vino?

ahughf gravatar imageahughf ( 2013-06-22 03:33:28 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-06-22 14:49:23 -0500

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Hi again! ;) I think this page answers you: http://blog.sumostyle.net/2006/11/gdm-logins-using-vnc/ While most of the article is relevant, it is a bit old. Maybe this helps to do it in Fedora 18:

  1. Instead of vnc-server package, install tigervnc-server-minimal (or tigervnc-server) package.
  2. There are no "GDM Configuration Tool"s in recent Fedora versions. Therefore, you should manually edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf as explained in the article.
  3. There is no need to run the chkconfig command. tigervnc-server-minimal doesn't enable VNC server at all (doesn't even provide a means for it). Not sure about tigervnc-server though, but it is very unlikely that it'll run it by default.

The reset of the article seems OK to me.

Good luck!

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Thanks again, I'll give this a go after breakfast.

ahughf gravatar imageahughf ( 2013-06-23 03:13:29 -0500 )edit

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