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10.4: Use multiple simulataneous GUI accounts
Authored by: danieleran on Aug 15, '05 11:38:03PM

When you log in via an ssh shell, you can't start graphic applications the way you can from terminal.app.

The ssh environment, and other things happening under the level of the login manager (such as daemons in the background) can't directly interact with things in the graphic application world.



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10.4: Use multiple simulataneous GUI accounts
Authored by: themacnut on Aug 16, '05 01:58:29AM

Actually you can start graphic apps from ssh. BUT you have to be logged in via the GUI as the same user. If you're not, you get WindowServer errors.

What you'd have to do if you're logged out at the GUI is directly start the vnc server part of OSXvnc from the command line, THEN log in via the login window. Instructions for command-line starting of the vnc server are at http://www.redstonesoftware.com/osxvnc/OSXvnc.html

Look for the question about starting OSXvnc from the command line.



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10.4: Use multiple simulataneous GUI accounts
Authored by: DylanMuir on Aug 16, '05 03:57:45AM

Unfortunately this won't work if someone else is already logged into the machine. In that case OSXvnc complains that only root or the console user can start the server. If you use sudo, you'll just get the current console session; not your own...

This is true even if you're already logged into the machine but FUSed out...

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