I'm running Slackware 13.1 (for now, 13.37 is real close!). I recently started using nxserver/freenx for remote access since it is so much faster than VNC. I log into (and stay logged into) the workstation as a single, non-root user and I'd like to be able to attach to that KDE session whenever I need to access the machine remotely.
Right now when I connect, I always get a new KDE session. Is there a trick to making this work?
So I worked through the article jeremy posted.
I see no way to change the color depth for the nx client and the font issue seems to be a none issue. As for pixmaps, depths and visuals, I don't know what those are :-).
Any other thoughts would be appreciated.
You can't connect to the KDE session you started at the console to my knowledge. NX works by spawning a pseudo-X11 server on the remote machine, and then forwards the protocol stream to the NX client, which is also an X server. Sessions running on a different X server cannot be picked up. NX is really more of a terminal server than a generic remote control solution.
(Old) You can read more on NX session reconnection policies here.
You can send an X session over VNC pretty easily. I SSH in then do X over that. Of course why not just look at using TeamViewer which is free for non-commerical use and doesn't have the limitations of NX?
answered 13 Apr '11, 13:53