SUSE Support

Here When You Need Us

A user opens multiple VNC Windows simultaneously

This document (000019758) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2


When a user opens more than two VNC Windows at the same time, the following prompts are given
"Sorry,you have to log out a previous session first.
Multiple logins are not supported."



VNC + XRDP can be used to solve this problem :
1.Run: yast remote
  • select  "Allow Remote Administration Without Session Management " 
  • select  "OK"
2.Restart  the display manager  manually or log out and log in again. 
3.Install xrdp packages 
  • zypper in xrdp
4.Start the xrdp service
  • system enable xrdp.service
  • systemctl start xrdp.service
5.Open Windows remote Tools "remote Desktop Connection", input the vnc server's IP Address & select "yes"
6.From the xrdp login screen, select sesman-Xvnc from session and enter the username and password



Only a single VNC connection can be opened.


This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:000019758
  • Creation Date: 27-Oct-2020
  • Modified Date:28-Oct-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

< Back to Support Search

For questions or concerns with the SUSE Knowledgebase please contact: tidfeedback[at]

SUSE Support Forums

Get your questions answered by experienced Sys Ops or interact with other SUSE community experts.

Support Resources

Learn how to get the most from the technical support you receive with your SUSE Subscription, Premium Support, Academic Program, or Partner Program.

Open an Incident

Open an incident with SUSE Technical Support, manage your subscriptions, download patches, or manage user access.