Occassionally, there may be a need to setup a remote RDP connection to your remote system from outside. However, most networks, particularly office environments block remote RDP. However, SSH is typically not blocked as it's secure , first and foremost, and important in data transfer to / from the organization. RDP however, is not that [...]
VNC or the Linux equivalent of Remote Desktop Connection in Windows, allows us to establish a GUI connection to our remote Linux machines as if we were sitting at the machine itself. Here, we'll undertake the task of configuring this sort of connection to allow us to remotely interact with the Gnome Desktop.
Since around Fedora 8 and KDE 4.0, the default DESKTOPMANAGER that greets you before you login to your GUI is set to GNOME (Even now with Fedora 13 out, the same is still true). Now I was an avid KDE user and though I started on Gnome, KDE just grew on me up until about Fedora 12. After [...]
Following a recent upgrade, Xorg was apparently also updated to version xorg-x11-server-Xorg-188.8.131.521-1.fc11.i586 which unfortunately didn't play nicely with version xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.12.2-14.fc11.i586 . After a brief investigation, the combination resulted in this error: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//radeon_drv.so: undefined symbol: DRIOpenDRMMaster Ultimately, this had the following effect: No GUI (System never got as far as showing any graphics let alone KDE, Gnome [...]
PROBLEM The task bar panel is gone, disappeared or has been removed/unconfigured part of some configuration change as a result of an upgrade or update. This is one issue I had when upgrading from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 and was mostly due to extensive overhaul of the KDE 4.1/4.0 over it’s predecessor KDE 3.5. [...]