anybody onlist know about KVM stuff?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Aug 22 21:42:57 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 01:29:42PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> 	no X11, but i do need it.
> 	is there a way of getting, say, [c]twm configured remotely? 

I don't think you have to. You just have to tell the X programs you want to
run on the server to connect to the X server on the machine you're working
on. Read the following HOWTO:

Suppose you are working on a machine called "", and the
server is "". You have to set up the X server on to accept remote connections using xhost(1) or
xauth(1). You have to configure your firewall on desktop of allow connections
on tcp/udp ports 6000-6063 from through.

Then you should be able to login to the server via ssh, and start e.g. an X
terminal on the display of the desktop by giving the following command in the
ssh session:

    xterm -display &

You could also set the DISPLAY variable on to point to That way you don't have to start every X program with
the -display argument.

>       i managed
> 	to have portupgrade finish succesfuully last night without breaking
> 	anything.  there were 33 things that failed, 0 skipped, and 
> 	More than 450 ports successfully upgraded.  i checked with pkgdb
> 	-Favf; it worked.  what failed was related to the x11 drivers.

AFAIK, you don't need the drivers to do X forwarding. But you _do_ need the
X11 libraries and header files to compile X programs.

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