Control local X from ssh?

Xian ian at
Sun Jan 30 05:40:24 PST 2005

On Sunday 30 January 2005 12:05, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
> I'm not very knowledgeable in the areas of X, X servers and clients.
> I have a setup like this:
> 1. FreeBSD server
> 2. FreeBSD Workstation with only monitor, not keyboard, no mouse
> 3. Windows XP Complete workstation with an X-win32
> On workstation 2 I'm running X and an auto started image viewer that shows
> a slideshow. Today when I want to show another set of images I'll have to
> add/remove images from a designated folder and then restart the whole
> machine. Everything done via SSH to the client.
> I would prefer being able to just shutdown/start up the image viewer
> software in that particular X session.
> I installed VNC server on the client, but it only served me with yet
> another X session, not the particular sceen shown on the monitor.
> I certainly could need some help here.

You might be able to send the slide show program a signal to get it to 
restart. Investigate 'kill', it doesn't _just_ kill things.


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