XMing and FreeBSD

Tijl Coosemans tijl at ulyssis.org
Fri Nov 28 13:46:11 PST 2008

On Friday 28 November 2008 17:08:13 Pieter Donche wrote:
> I have - in the same subnet - a WinXP PC and a multi-boot PC with
> a) OpenSuse10.3, b) FreeBSD-7.0 (and c) WinXP)
> I installed the free X-Windows server Xming on the WinXP PC,
> and I can connect to the other PC when it is booted in OpenSUSE 10.3:
> Xming is configured for 'open session via XDMCP', I specify fully 
> qualified hostname and I get the openSUSE username/password login
> screen, etc...
> (I didn't need to change anything in the OpenSuSE)
> But when that PC is booted into FreeBSD - XMing only gives me a screen 
> with a grey background and a black X - connection seems not established.
> The FreeBSD runs KDM as window manager and KDE as desktop.
> Why and how to remedy?

It's disabled by default on FreeBSD. In /usr/local/share/config/kdm/kdmrc
in the [Xdmcp] section you need to set Enable=true.

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