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Fast User Switching - ARD wins!
Authored by: Schwie on Oct 16, '04 11:24:35AM

I've been using osxvnc ever since Panther came out, and its been outstanding, except for one problem. OSXVNC does not handle Fast User Switching built in to Panther. This is a documented bug in osxvnc and has not been addressed yet.

With ARD 2.1, yes you sacrafice some performance, but when multiple users are logged in on the same machine, ARD will allow you to interact with the current logged in user and switch to another user (with a disconnect in the middle).

OSXVNC will show the screen of the current logged in user, but if OSXVNC was started on a user who's profile is in the background (due to Fast User Switching), your vnc viewer will lock up -- BUMMER. If the current logged in user is the one who started the OSXVNC service, then OSXVNC will continue to work as intended.

Still, ARD is the winner for me, because it handles both scenarios. ARD is my new vnc server of choice. Way to go Apple!



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Fast User Switching - ARD wins!
Authored by: WAW401 on Oct 17, '04 01:38:17PM

I've had success w/ OSXvnc by setting "-restartonuserswitch Y" in the startup script. I forget if the OSXvnc GUI lets you set that, but it is an option in /Library/StartupItems/OSXvnc/OSXvnc.

As you mentioned, there is a disconnect in the middle.



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