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[Discuss] vnc

Hi All,

I'm installing red hat enterprise linux on a server at home and I'm 
tweaking the vnc service setup. I've followed the instructions in the 
system admin guide, but I'm not liking the final set up. Basically I've 
enabled vncserver for a user registered on the system. When I reboot, 
the system spawns off Xvnc for the user. When I run vncviewer, I issue 
my password and then I have a vnc window of the desktop of the user on 
the system.

My problem with this is that the password I issue to open up the 
vncviewer window to access the desktop of the user is not part of the 
/etc/passwd file, but some clear text password file. There are warnings 
in the documentation about this.

What I would like is to be able to somehow start an Xvnc session in 
which gdm is started, and then when I run vncviewer and issue the 
password, I'm placed into a gdm login screen, at which point I select my 
user and password and log in. This is the model of the old Xterminals of 
the 1990s.

does anyone have any tips/tricks on how to set up Xvnc or a vncserver 
set up so that I get a gdm login screen instead of going directly into 
the user's desktop?

Thanks in advance. Steve.

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