Hello all! I'm getting super-frustrated and thought I'd drop in and see if one of you guru's could lend a hand.
The situation is pretty simple. I need to remotely control a system running ubuntu 10. I've configured Remote Desktop, and it works but only if I've first logged into the system. The trouble is, this is an old blade server of mine, which resides in a closet due to excessive noise with no mouse, keyboard or monitor. Its sole purpose is to serve files, run emule, azureus, and I've also just installed LAMP for mucking about locally.
Can anyone tell me how I can do this? I realize there are more involved workarounds but surely there must be a way to have it just come up, ready for remote access like any PC or Mac does?? I'm not looking to jump through hoops, or have to first establish a putty session or the like to kick-off a listening service, I'd just like to be able to pull up tightVNC and connect when it goes down following updates or power outages, etc.
If it won't work, I'll just head on back to my previous configuration, but really want to work Linux more into my setup. This is probably the fifth time over the years I've tried to switch this server to Linux..it's always something stupid like this that turns into a constraint. I do hope I'm just missing something basic
Thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time to read this or to reply!!