[pve-devel] VNC console

Dominik Csapak d.csapak at proxmox.com
Fri Jun 1 10:37:39 CEST 2018

On 06/01/2018 10:27 AM, Gandalf Corvotempesta wrote:
> Il giorno ven 1 giu 2018 alle ore 10:21 Dominik Csapak
> <d.csapak at proxmox.com> ha scritto:
>> why not use screen or tmux or something similar?
> this is a workaround, not a solution.
> It's prone to errors, in example, what if you are executing commands
> without screen/tmux expeting to finish shortly
> and then a sudden power loss occures on your client or any other reason?

you can configure your system to automatically reattach/create (to) a 
screen session

e.g. in ~/.profile

[ -z "$STY" ] && screen -Rd "work"

(shamelessly copied from 

of course this has to be adapted for your use case
(btw. the way we do it for containers is nearly the same,
we only use dtach instead of screen)

> Having a persisting console, like a real VNC, is much better.
> Obviously, screen/tmux could be used for anything expeting to run
> longer,
> but an unexpected event could always arise. A real VNC console would
> be unaffected.....
of course you can setup your own vncserver which runs and you can access
(if the above solution is not suitable)

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