gnome2 over an ssh2 connection
Loren M. Lang
lorenl at alzatex.com
Wed Apr 20 04:01:31 PDT 2005
On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 09:46:10PM -0700, Joshua Lewis wrote:
> I connect to my FreeBSD system from a PowerBook and was wondering (mostly
> for fun) if I can run Gnome2 or KDE or something within a Terminal
> connection on my PowerBook.
Yes, but you need an X server for your power book. Apple has a copy of
XFree86 available on their website, I'd recomend installing it.
> I can manage my FreeBSD system fine from a CLI but thought it would be fun
> to run Gnome or KDE.
Yea, you could run a whole Gnome or KDE desktop over ssh, but it might
be a little slow. I'd recommend using VNC or running a local KDE or
Gnome desktop on the powerbook and only remote the apps you need to.
> Is what I am mentioning even feasible? Right now after following the
> handbook for installing gnome2 (188.8.131.52 Installing GNOME) I startx and get
> an error Fatal server error:
> xf86EnableIO: Failed to open /dev/io for extended I/O.
You can't run startx over ssh. startx is used to start the X server and
the initial clients, but you need the X server to run on the power book
where the mouse and keyboard is, not the freebsd box. That's why you
need to install X on the power book. All the clients like the KDE
desktop and xsolitaire can be run off of the freebsd box, but the X
server is the program that access the display, mouse, and keyboard and
so it has to run on the machine your in front of.
> If I am just loony let me know otherwise if what I am trying to do is
> feasible I will ask the gnome mailing list.
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I sense much NT in you.
NT leads to Bluescreen.
Bluescreen leads to downtime.
Downtime leads to suffering.
NT is the path to the darkside.
Powerful Unix is.
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