Ask Your Question

Access desktop through vnc when user is not logged in

asked 2011-10-05 02:48:47 -0500

libregeek gravatar image

updated 2011-11-25 22:22:26 -0500

mether gravatar image

I use vnc to connect to fedora desktop when I'm away from my desk. However, it works only if my account is logged in. Is it possible to access my desktop when my account is not logged in?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

2 Answers

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2011-10-10 17:13:18 -0500

You can login via ssh and start a vncserver manually.

ssh hostname


then attach to it via 'vncviewer -via user@hostname localhost:1'

There are a few disadvantages to this setup, mostly in that consolekit and other things don't consider such a vnc session to be 'local' so you can't do things with local devices. It may however meet your needs.

edit flag offensive delete link more

answered 2011-11-14 05:54:27 -0500

hhlp gravatar image

Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks. Remmina supports multiple network protocols in an integrated and consistant user interface. Currently RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH are supported.

Remmina is released in separated source packages:

remmina-plugins-nx        : NX plugin for Remmina 
remmina-plugins-rdp       : RDP plugin for Remmina 
remmina-plugins-telepathy : Telepathy plugin for Remmina
remmina-plugins-vnc       : VNC plugin for Remmina 
remmina-plugins-xdmcp     : XDMCP plugin

Remmina is free and open-source software, released under GNU GPL license.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Question Tools


Asked: 2011-10-05 02:48:47 -0500

Seen: 1,224 times

Last updated: Nov 14 '11