VNC servers with fast user switching

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joenathan, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. joenathan macrumors newbie

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    I use OSX VNC and it works fine for what I do at the moment - leave the computer on with the server running and VNC in from anywhere.

    But soon I'm going away for a while. I want to leave my user account (in Tiger) running in the background whilst my sister is logged in so I can get to my desktop from a remote location. But when I fast user switch to my sister's account the server reinitialises because of the change in screen resolution and doesnt seem to work properly thereafter.

    If I try and VNC in whilst the server is running in my account (that is only running in the background) I just get a black screen on the remote machine.

    Can anyone recommend a solution to what I'm trying to achieve?

    Thanks in anticipation
     
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    What I do for that is run OSX VNC on both accounts with a slightly different port number, then I use one account to switch to the other and then switch which VNC I'm using. It's not clean, but it works.
     
  3. joenathan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers AAF. Anyone know a full solution? Not a workaround?
     

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