Newbie needs help opening browser window.

Raber Chris
Fri Jan 11 06:45:00 GMT 2002


You are a bit confused by my question because I am
confused and propagating confusion!

I am not sure if I want to run a different window
manager or not. What I want is to be able to run a
browser window from the remote Linux machine on my
XWin client on cygwin. The reason is that I am going
to be doing some installs via that browser and it
makes my life easier (i.e. easier than using lynx that

If I need to run a different window manager, then so
be it. I have been reading about XDMCP but I don't
fully get it. Can you point me to the best place to
learn how to set up XDMCP for the Linux box? Is this a
good reference:

Thanks again,


--- Brian Genisio <> wrote:
> Well, I am a bit confused about your question.  If
> you are looking to run
> annother window manager, but not run it from the
> Windows box, then run it from
> the the linux box...
> Get the XFree/Cygwin server up
> From the Linux box, run the windows manager... (ex.
> fvwm -display windows:0)
> I like using the XDMCP feature, documented on the
> website.  XDMCP allows you to
> log in remotely, and ship your desktop to the
> XFree/Cygwin server.  It works
> well.  
> Brian
> --- Raber Chris <> wrote:
> > Reposting, I don't need a direct email response. I
> > found the WEB UI to the list archive...
> > 
> > First, thanks for Xfree/cygwin. Just what I needed
> to
> > do some remote Linux work from my PC.
> > 
> > I have cygwin/xfree and can start remote xterms
> from a
> > linux server just fine. I'd like to be able to run
> a
> > netscape or other browser from my remote linux
> > machine, but trying to run netscape doesn't seem
> to
> > work.
> > 
> > I am using the twm. Do I have to run kde or gnome
> to
> > pull this off? What is the simplest way to use
> some
> > other window manager? I'd prefer not to have to
> > install another wm on my pc if I don't have to.
> > 
> > Suggestions are much appreciated.
> > 
> > TIA,
> > 
> > -Chris.
> > 
> > 
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