Xmanager Tutorial

Running multiple X desktops with Xbrowser

Last modified: Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:46 AM

User interface of Xbrowser is intuitive. In Xborwser, you can browse and connect to remote Unix/Linux machines through X Display Manager Control Protocol(XDMCP).

supports multiple XDMCP sessions simultaneously. Each XDMCP sessions can be configured to to have different settings by using the Xconfig profiles. This allows fine tuning of Xmanager to meet users' needs.

assigns a display number for each XDMCP session automatically based on the value defined in the Xconfig profile. Although, 0 is set for its default display number, users can manually assign a number from Xconfig. Display number is increased by one for every new session created.

To start multiple XDMCP sessions
  1. First, run Xbrowser. Xbrowser lists all connectable hosts as shown below.

    Note: By default, Xbrowser searches for all Linux/Unix hosts in the same local network. If some hosts are outside the local network, add the hosts in the Options dialog box. You can access this menu by selecting the Tools, and then Options.

    In case that some hosts in the local network may not be listed in Xbrowser, see the Troubleshooting section below.

  2. Double click a host name to start the first session, and double click another host name to start additional session. By simple clicking inside Xbrowser, you can open multiple XDMCP sessions.

    If you have any problem connecting to the remote host, see the Troubleshooting section below.


When a Linux/Unix host is not listed in the Xbrowser window: Please check the followings:
  1. Is xdm (or dtlogin, kdm, gdm) running in the remote host?
  2. Is the remote host in the same network with your PC?
  3. Is there any firewall-like program running between the two machines?

When Xbrowser fails to connect to the listed host: When the remote host is found in the Xbrowser window but the connection cannot be established, please check the followings:
  1. Is there any firewall-like program running between the two machines?
  2. Is the hostname of your PC registered correctly in the name server?