VNC servers with fast user switching

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

  1. joenathan macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2005
    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


    May 30, 2004
    Madison, WI
    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

    Jul 16, 2005
    Cheers AAF. Anyone know a full solution? Not a workaround?

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