I've got two interesting scenarios, and I would really appreciate some
suggestions on how best to make this work. :-)
Setup: iMac, XDarwin, xterm(s), ssh running Aqua; and Solaris 8, xterm,
ssh, running CDE.
1. Is it possible to disable the desktop background in KDE?
Example: `ssh -f -X -C -l <user> <host> startkde` performs as
expected, up to, and including, the desktop background. Which,
of course, while running XDarwin in rootless-window mode,
occupies the foreground (of even my Mac's Desktop!)
I'd like to keep the desktop if at all possible. Macs' want to
align their icons on the right, while KDE wants to align icons
on the left. This makes for a nice work environment, but with
three FreeBSD machines (all running KDE) and a Sparc20 (running
CDE), and a Mac running Aqua, I'd rather not lose my desktops on
either the Sparc or Mac. ;-)
2. Is it possible to have two kickers, from two separate hosts, play
nicely with one-another?
Example: `ssh -f -X -C -l <user> <host1> startkde` works
beautifully (except the background as mentioned above).
However, as soon as I enter `ssh -f -X -C -l <user> <host2>
startkde` then another kicker is started, and I'm assuming
through DCOP or some other method, both are fighting each other.
It's actually quite humorous to watch... system tray icons keep
getting moved from one kicker to the next, but it's quite
This phenomenon I've noticed since KDE 2.0. Unfortunately, all
this cross-talk generates an exhorbitant amount of excess
network traffic as each kicker is trying to communicate with the
other, and fighting over which one gets *.
Thanks in advance.