[sclug] Display graphical desktop session of remote machine?

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Sun Apr 24 09:09:06 UTC 2005


Setting up XDMCP on ubuntu is very easy - simply start the gnome 'login screen 
setup' app then click the xdmcp panel, then tick the box to enable xdmcp. On 
your suse box press Ctrl-Alt-F2 and login as a normal user. Now type:

X :1 -query <host ip of your ubuntu box>

Have fun!


On Sunday 24 April 2005 01:55, John Stumbles wrote:
> Not sure how to even explain what I'm after succinctly.
> I have SuSE with KDE running on this machine, and ubuntu with gnome on
> my other box. On this machine I can 'switch user' and run another
> completely separate graphical session on a different vty (switching
> between sessions with Ctrl-Alt-F7 and Ctrl-Alt-F8 etc). These extra
> sessions run on the local box but I'd like to be able to run a session
> from the other box displayed on this one, i.e. use one graphical session
> on this machine as an X server for a display manager and apps on the
> ubuntu machine.
> Alternatively it might be OK (maybe even better) if I could run a gdm
> session from the other machine within a window on my kde session on this
> one (as I have done in the past with some X servers or a VNC client
> running on a windoze box connected to *n*x machines).
>  From a term within my kde session (or from a tty if I set DISPLAY
> appropriately) I can do `ssh -X user at ubuntubox xterm` and get an xterm
> up on my existing kde session.
> However if I try to run gdm or startx instead of xterm I get errors
> telling me I'm not authorised to run them as myself, and another variety
> of errors if I try to sudo the commands.
> I suspect it's quite simple When You Know How (tm). Anybody know the
> secrets?


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