Has anyone got the remote X-Win32 running?

Robert Chalmers robert.a.chalmers at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 04:52:32 UTC 2008

I've read the spots off everything I can find about getting X going, and I
have it all up and running sort of.

But only sort of.


I have X-Win32 trialling on a laptop, and want to be able to connect to the
Xserver - but I just can't seem to do it.


To give you a run down.


I have X working.

I have KDE working.

I have the /etc/ttys entry set to: 

ttyv8  "/usr/local/bin/xdm -nodaemon"  xterm  on  secure  

..  (I note that kdm is much prettier, and appears to work Just as well)


I have the entry in xdm-config commented out.

! DisplayManager.requestPort: 0


/root/.xinitrc contains "exec startkde"



Using 'xdm' , booting brings up an oversize font LOGIN -PASSWORD display.
Very ugly. (kdm looks nicer, but I'm following the manual)


Neither xdm or kdm, let me log in as root.

I have to go Ctl+alt+F1 to get to the good old terminal window.


Now, the main problem is .. Which is a real pain, as I do need to connect to
this thing remotely.

I can't connect from the remote laptop's X-Win32 program xterm emulator


Has anyone managed to get any remote, xterm emulators going? And how so?


Thanks if you can help - I'm almost there.












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