X in Jail?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Thu Mar 27 01:17:21 PST 2003

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:50:07PM -0600, Cary Mathews wrote:
> Is it possible to run an X server/window manager inside a jail(8)?

X server -- no, not one of the usual X servers that will drive a
locally attached display.  You'ld need the ability to dedicate a vty
to the jail(8), which would be very handy, but is not currently
possible.  You should be able to run something like vnc, which
provides an X server you can connect to over a network via the vnc

A window manager on the other hand is just another X application, and
you can certainly run it anywhere you can pop up a window onto a
remote display.



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