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I'm using a Mac to do remote desktop into an Ubuntu machine; there are two problems:

  1. I have to login as root to ignore the keyring notification that would otherwise pop up on the Ubuntu desktop when I try to connect from the Mac. This one I can get around by logging in as root, but I can't figure out how to auto login, as Ubuntu makes that difficult (I know it's not safe, etc etc, but I'm doing testing on an internal network...I don't care).

  2. I have to login. Big problem. Unless I physically login on the box, I can't access remote desktop. I can't even see it in the Mac "Finder" list until I login; does anybody know of a workaround?

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Is pamusb out of the question? – Allan Feb 23 '11 at 20:39
Can you explain what you mean by "keyring notification"? And autologin (as non-root, obviously) is an option in the Users & Groups system configuration dialog. – JanC Feb 23 '11 at 22:11
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