[sclug] Display graphical desktop session of remote machine?

John Stumbles john at stumbles.org.uk
Mon Apr 25 21:49:40 UTC 2005

Alex Butcher wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Apr 2005, John Stumbles wrote:

>> 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).
> Look into Xnest, which is an X server that runs as an X client (i.e.
> application) under an existing X session.

Any idea how I can drive it from the other machine?

Xnest :2
	on the local (SuSE) box brings up a blank X window, and
xterm -display :2
xterm -display local-machine:2
	on the local machine brings up an xterm within the Xnest window. 
However the Xterm doesn't have a title bar and I can't type into it - 
just get beeps from the kbd - though ^D does terminate it).

Now I want to start up another desktop graphical session on the remote 
(ubuntu) machine and get it to display in the Xnest window, but I can't 
see how to do that - ?

John Stumbles

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