dstiles - 9:00 pm on Oct 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
An allied problem solved (I think)...
I tried to run vino-server on a new machine (see below).
1. install vino server (and vinagre client)
2. In Terminal: vino-preferences (allow sharing/control then close)
3. In Terminal: /usr/lib/vino/vino-server --sm-disable &
(the & added for this but may be unnecessary)
ignore unknown children warning and type exit to close terminal
(on other installations I just hit Ctrl-Z)
This closed the terminal and left vino-server in the Tasks list (System Monitor).
If I used Ctrl-Z and then closed the terminal, vino-server dropped out of the task list (ie closed) as remind did.
4. Add command...
...to Startup Applications Prefs as new item. This worked on two other machines (including this one pre-disk replacement) but failed on a reboot this time around (may need trailing & - not tried yet but didn't need it on other installations).
This is a new installation on an old machine (the one discussed earlier in this thread: the hard disk died of segments so a sort-of complete installation. Sort-of because I backed up and restored the package list using...
dpkg --get-selections > /backup/installed-software.log
...to backup the list and (as superuser)...
dpkg --set-selections < /backup/installed-software.log
(commands are for mint - others vary)
I subsequently restored various stuff from the nightly backup, mostly from the home folders.
I mention this because the failure to behave the same as other machines when running the vino-server commands may have been a left-over from the previous installation as partially reinstalled and as applied to remind (remember this machine worked fine with vino-server installation before rebuild AND before remind experiments).
I have not yet had time to try the remind program on this "new" machine.