XDMCP

XDMCP

Post by Paul Sand » Sun, 12 Nov 2000 04:00:00



How can you make a Linux box login to another machine on the network
using XDMCP?  I have RH7.0 and Win98.  I have a program under Win98
(called X-Win32) that does this for me.  I don't know how to make it
work under Linux.  Suggestions?

Paul Sands

 
 
 

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Post by Nicholas J Kreuche » Fri, 17 Nov 2000 04:00:00




Quote:> How can you make a Linux box login to another machine on the network
> using XDMCP?  I have RH7.0 and Win98.  I have a program under Win98
> (called X-Win32) that does this for me.  I don't know how to make it
> work under Linux.  Suggestions?

> Paul Sands

start X like this (assuming you are using :0 for your
local X and :1 is free):

X :1 -query <hostname>

        - nick

 
 
 

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Post by David Goodenoug » Fri, 17 Nov 2000 04:00:00





> > How can you make a Linux box login to another machine on the network
> > using XDMCP?  I have RH7.0 and Win98.  I have a program under Win98
> > (called X-Win32) that does this for me.  I don't know how to make it
> > work under Linux.  Suggestions?

> > Paul Sands

> start X like this (assuming you are using :0 for your
> local X and :1 is free):

> X :1 -query <hostname>

>         - nick

How many :n, as in X :n -query ... can I have, where is this controlled,
and how is this
mapped to the keyboard selectors which console you are running (I am
using RedHat
and use Ctrl-Alt-F7 and F8 to reach :0 and :1)?
 
 
 

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Post by <rantt.. » Sat, 18 Nov 2000 16:43:42



Quote:> X :1 -query <hostname>

Hmm.. I wonder would Xnest work here also? so you don't have to switch
displays for different XDMCP sessions? I haven't tried it but after reading
Xnest man page I guess this could work:

From your local xsession run Xnest :1 -query hostname
and now if I understood the man page correctly it should pop up a window on
your desktop with a remote session active.

Roope

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Post by Vincent Zweij » Sat, 18 Nov 2000 04:00:00



||  How many :n, as in X :n -query ... can I have,

I guess, 65536 - 6000 = 59536 ones.  There are 65536 TCP ports (iinm),
but you start counting at 6000.

||                                                 where is this controlled,

TCP, see the relevant RFC.

||  and how is this
||  mapped to the keyboard selectors which console you are running (I am
||  using RedHat
||  and use Ctrl-Alt-F7 and F8 to reach :0 and :1)?

It isn't.  The virtual console used is unrelated to the display number.
An X server on Linux takes the first free virtual console it finds,
unless instructed otherwise.

However, the default display number is :0, and usually there are 6
virtual consoles, so generally, :0 maps to vt7.  But there's no guarantee.

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