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Disable mouse/keyboard while VNC

 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:37 am    Post subject: Disable mouse/keyboard while VNC Reply with quote

Sometimes when I tslcient into my box, people agitate me by moving the mouse or pressing keys on the keyboard. Is there a way to disable the physical mouse and keyboard will retaining control of the VNC mouse pointer and keyboard input? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you have your remote machines configured? I installed tsclient on my Gentoo machine and connected to my XP box, but each time I connect (regardless of how I configure tsclient), the XP machine gets logged off (and the tsclient sees the desktop). I'm not terribly saavy with Windows...did I miss something in the configuration on the XP box that would allow multiple people to be logged in?

Edit - nevermind about RDP vs. VNC heh...didn't read the subject. I'll test again with VNC and see if that changes things any.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok...I'm using TightVNC on my Windows XP desktop and tsclient in VNC mode on my Gentoo machine.

If I set TightVNC to "No local input during client sessions" (under the server tab in the tightvnc properties page), then local input is blocked while connected via tsclient. I don't know what vnc server you're using, but I'd check the docs to see if it's possible with the one you're using (or install TightVNC).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, rocket, I'll see if I can do that Smile I dunno if you know this so I'm just going to reiterate some stuff so we're on the same page. My Fedora box is running vino-server which allows any type of client to connect as long as it uses the VNC protocol. I think the service that usually runs on a linux box is vnc-server but for some reason Fedora uses this "vino-server" business. So I have Ubuntu on my laptop and I use tsclient to remote in.

In the mean time I've just been unplugging the mouse and keyboard and shutting off the monitor before I leave and hoping they won't figure that out...Thanks for your reply and I'll be in touch.
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