Hi guys - two questions to ask on VNC if anybody could kindly provide me with some assistance!
I've got the built-in VNC server set up and working well on my netbook now, except for two things. I can remote into it just fine from any of our family's Windows boxes or my tinker Linux boxes. However, sometimes I will remotely connect to a computer for an extended period of time and then minimize it as I won't need it for awhile - I won't disconnect though because I may sporadically check on something on the computer I am remoted into, or I know I will need to control it again later.
1. When using VNC to connect to my Windows machines, this hasn't been an issue as I can connect and leave the VNC window minimized for as long as I want, then simply bring it back up and go back to work. However, on my Linux Mint netbook, although I can connect just fine, it seems after awhile (it seems to stop working after my display goes to sleep...?) my VNC connection will simply close and then trying to reconnect does nothing until I restart the computer (although I presume restarting the VNC server service would fix it too, but I haven't tried that yet)....the above defies the point of remotely controlling the computer though, as I have to be physically at the comp to restart it or the VNC service as I can't reconnect remotely. Is there any way to stop my VNC service from doing this?
2. My second, and lesser issue with VNC is that sometimes I need to restart the machines I am remoted into. On my Windows machines, the VNC service starts before the user is actually logged into the desktop, meaning even if I restart the computers, I can just remote in and then sign in as the user I want to be at the login screen. On my Mint netbook, if I restart the machine, the VNC service seems to start AFTER the user logs in, meaning if I restart it, I can't remote into the computer again until I physically go to the computer and log in as a user. How would I go about getting the VNC server to start BEFORE a user logs in so I could then sign in as whichever user I needed at the login screen?
Thanks for any and all help - this forum has a great userbase, you're all very kind and friendly!