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    Unhappy x11vnc shutting down on Intrepid login

    Running Intrepid Ibex
    Installed x11vnc package
    This process has worked on pretty much all previous Ubuntu versions.

    This line goes into /etc/gdm/Init/Default
    Code:
    /usr/bin/x11vnc -localhost -o /var/log/x11vnc.log -forever -bg
    This option is set in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
    Code:
    KillInitClients=false

    With all previous versions of Ubuntu this works perfectly. I can connect to GDM and stay connected after a login to the desktop. Very easy "set it and forget it" configuration.

    After a clean install of Intrepid Ibex 8.10 I can connect to the login screen, but get disconnected after entering the password and then GDM restarts and brings the computer right back to a login screen!

    After the machine gets logged in I can open the console and manually run this command
    Code:
    /usr/bin/x11vnc -localhost -o /var/log/x11vnc.log -forever -bg
    and x11vnc starts up on port 5900 and I can reconnect with VNC viewer.


    Anyone have some ideas about what's changed with Intrepid that makes this quit working?

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    Re: x11vnc shutting down on Intrepid login

    I've also added
    Code:
    KillInitClients=false
    to the gdm.conf-custom file.

    This is even worse. GDM restarts itself after entering the password. Brings ya right back to the login prompt.

    So I comment out the KillInitClients line in both gdm.conf and gdm.conf-custom which brings me to some interesting results.

    *I boot the computer.
    *I connect with SSH and try to connect VNC.
    *VNC connects. I type the username and password through the VNC session, and GDM blows up and restarts like you've pressed CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE

    If I boot the computer, connect SSH and VNC; and then type my username and password at the physical computer VNC will stay connected to the desktop and act normal.
    Last edited by Underpants; November 1st, 2008 at 04:56 AM.

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    Re: x11vnc shutting down on Intrepid login

    Quote Originally Posted by Underpants View Post
    *I boot the computer.
    *I connect with SSH and try to connect VNC.
    *VNC connects. I type the username and password through the VNC session, and GDM blows up and restarts like you've pressed CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE
    Do any messages appear in the various logs (syslog, messages, gdm, Xorg, etc, etc.)?

    BTW, you put the 'KillInitClients=false' in the [daemon] section, right?

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    Re: x11vnc shutting down on Intrepid login

    It is in the daemon section, yes.

    I'll have to check the logs on Monday or Tuesday. The laptop I use (Thinkpad x60) is getting a new LCD and it's in 50 pieces on my workbench right now.

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    Re: x11vnc shutting down on Intrepid login

    Quote Originally Posted by Underpants View Post
    I'll have to check the logs on Monday or Tuesday. The laptop I use (Thinkpad x60) is getting a new LCD and it's in 50 pieces on my workbench right now.
    This person seems to have the same problem:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ghlight=x11vnc

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    Re: x11vnc shutting down on Intrepid login

    I am seeing the same behavior. To troubleshoot, I reinstalled Intrepid (AMD64) with the default configuration. I then installed X11Vnc and making to the edits to /etc/gdm/gdm.conf, /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom, and /etc/gdm/Init/Default. After I submit my password, GDM restarts, VNC is killed, and I find myself back on the login screen.

    It looks like this is an out-of-the box issue w/ Intrepid, and I'm surprised there are only a couple of reports of this. So, I figured I'd better chime in as another affected user.

    Is anyone able to get this working on Intrepid? Maybe it's only a 64-bit issue.

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