I have 2 user accounts set up in my Gloria x64 installation, let's say that they are 'user1' and 'user2'. I have 'Remote Desktop' sharing enabled under the user2's configuration and I've been wondering if it'd be possible to vnc to user2's Gnome desktop from another computer while user1's desktop session is active (i.e. my wife logs in to 'user1' to use the computer), essentially having both sessions active (one locally displayed, one remotely accessed).
I've been trying this out and I've noticed a few limitations/issues:
1. user2 has to be logged in for vnc to even work. If user1 is the only logged in session, the my vnc client fails to connect to the computer. I'm guessing that this is a feature and not a bug?
2. user2's session gets displayed in the remote vnc client only if user2's session is the active one being displayed on the local computer's screen. If I 'switch' to user1, my vnc client doesn't disconnect but blanks out at the remote site. Desktop display resumes when I switch the active session from user1 back to user2 on the local computer.
Should I forget VNC and go with FreeNX or xRDP instead? Will either of these fix issue (2)? Any advice or suggestion is greatly welcomed. Thanks.