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SUSE 9.2 'Remote Administration' - can't get it to work

Postby coleridge » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:05 pm

There appears to be a bug in YAST SuSE 9.2 Network Services | Remote Administration (or am I having a stupider than average day?)

If I change the radio button to enable Remote Administration, save the changes, restart & so forth, the system reverts to this option being set OFF

I have been through the same steps with the text based YAST with the same result.

Somewhere, I guess, (in etc, perhaps?) there must be a config file or something that I can edit by hand to get round this problem.

Any ideas anyone?

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RE: SUSE 9.2

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:06 pm

Are you resetting from the command line as it advises?

Have you got vncserver installed and running?
I think if you restart, it doesn`t initialise the vncserver.

open a shell, su to root, and type "vncserver".
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RE: SUSE 9.2

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:59 am

Tried that - no luck.

True, the vnc server needs to be started after the rcxdm restart suggested by YAST but the Allow Remote Administration setting in YAST remains as OFF i.e. the radio button hasn't chaged from the default to the new value.

It looks to me as if the GUI fails to write a new setting to a configurtaion file somewhere behind the scenes and if this is the case I should be able to fix this by editing the relevant file manually. Trouble is I don't know how to do this.

The problem isn't confined to a single machine, by the way. I have tried this on three different hardware setups with the same (non) result.

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RE: SUSE 9.2

Postby coleridge » Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:02 am

Sorry. Forgot to log in before posting the above.
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RE: SUSE 9.2

Postby coleridge » Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:39 pm

I fixed it in the end. Started VNC server (as suggested above) and opened the appropriate port in the firewall. The YAST GUI, though, still shows the service as being turned OFF.

Odd.

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RE: Re: SUSE 9.2

Postby Guest » Sun May 15, 2005 4:24 pm

I can see of this post is a lot of square boxes and numbers
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RE: Re: SUSE 9.2

Postby nelz » Sun May 15, 2005 5:13 pm

They were links to web sites. Someone thinks it is worth their effort to spam this site, even though the spam is usually removed promptly.
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RE: Re: SUSE 9.2

Postby Rhakios » Sun May 15, 2005 9:56 pm

And as the spam appears to all be in Chinese, why would the vat majority of users of this site even bother looking at it?
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Re: RE: Re: SUSE 9.2

Postby nelz » Sun May 15, 2005 10:30 pm

Rhakios wrote:And as the spam appears to all be in Chinese,


As are the web sites it links to.

Rhakios wrote:why would the vat majority of users of this site even bother looking at it?


When did spammers ever bother about the relevance of their messages? :(
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RE: Re: RE: Re: SUSE 9.2

Postby Rhakios » Mon May 16, 2005 6:13 pm

Well, they keep sending me porn spam... oh yes, yes of course, you're right :oops:
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