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Xmanager connection question

Last post: Thursday, October 9, 2003 5:34 PM by Support, 1 reply

Thursday, October 9, 2003 2:47 PM - tiexue

Xmanager connection question

does i need to start Xwindows on linux server when i use Xmanager to connect it?
it seems that Xmanager cant connect the linux if Xwindows doesnt run on the linux server.
How solve this problem?
Thursday, October 9, 2003 5:34 PM - Support

Re: Xmanager connection question

You can use Xmanager without running the X server on Linux.

For XDMCP connection, you need to run a display manager ("gdm" or "kdm") on the Linux server. Be default, it invokes an X server also. So, you need to configure "gdm.conf" file not to run the X server on Linux.

Please do the following:

1. Open /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf file.
2. Go to the [servers] section.
3. Comment out all definitions in the section:
4. Run "gdm" as root.

Now, your Linux doesn't load X window even when you configure your Linux to start as X window mode. It will just accept remote X terminals.

If you need to run X window on the console, just run "/usr/bin/X11/X" at the console.

For "kdm", you should configure "/etc/X11/xdm/Xservers" file.

Hope to solve the problem.

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