Can't Get XDMCP Login on Mandrake 9.0 Box from XP

Harold L Hunt II
Sun Jan 26 04:39:00 GMT 2003

I don't know that Port=177 and Willing=[anything] are necessary.  But then,
I do not know much about that.

What I do know is that you have to restart kdm in order for those changes to
take effect.  The easiest way to do that, short of restarting your machine,
is to drop to run level 3, then go back to run level 5.

You do that by running:
init 3
[wait about a minute]
init 5

One side question: you DO see a graphical login screen when you sit down at
your linux machine, right?  If not, you aren't running kdm so XDMCP
connections are not being accepted simply because you are not running a
program that accepts them.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Curt Lindner
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: Can't Get XDMCP Login on Mandrake 9.0 Box from XP

Harold, I did set "Enable=True" in the kdmrc file.

Per the XDMCP-HOWTO, I also set Port=177, and I note now that the Willing=
keword is blank.

Was I not supposed to set Port=177?  Should I set "Willing=" to some other

 Thanks for the response.


> >From: "Harold L Hunt II" <huntharo at msu dot edu>
> >To: <cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com>
> >Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 00:05:57 -0500
> >Subject: RE: Can't Get XDMCP Login on Mandrake 9.0 Box from XP
> >Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
> >
> >Curt,
> >
> >You may have read a lot of FAQs, but did you read:
> cp?
> >That should help you out.  Please email the mailing list if that solves
> your problem.
> Harold
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Curt Lindner
> Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 9:10 PM
> To:
> Subject: Can't Get XDMCP Login on Mandrake 9.0 Box from XP
> I'm a complete Linux/Cygwin/Xfree newbie, so please go easy on me!
> I've been banging my head the last few evenings to try and set up Xfree on
> my XP machine to allow me to have remote sessions on a PC I have running
> Mandrake 9.0.  I have read everything I can find on the newsgroups and on
> the cygwin websites, and the how-to's and mini-how-to's on the LDP site.
> I've set all the settings I can find to set in Xaccess, xdm-config, kdmrc,
> etc., etc.  I cannot solve this problem.
> I can start Xfree86 on my XP box using the batch file provided with the
> standard installation.  I can telnet into the Mandrake box.  I can use
> "xhosts +", then export the DISPLAY to my XP machine, and successfully
> an xterm/emacs/etc session on the XP machine.    I can also run VNC just
> fine both ways (XP to Mandrake & Mandrake to XP).  I can also use Terminal
> Services from Mandrake to XP.
> So, why can't I get a login screen when I edit the batch file to start
> using "-query mandrake-ip, -from xp-ip" ??
> I always thought I knew my way around an operating system, I know how to
> up router filters, but man, this has really humbled me!!  :-)  I'm amazed
> that you folks can keep this stuff straight!
> Thanks in advance for any pointers that might be provided.  I really don't
> want to use VNC, as it's not as refined as the X windows option.  I'm sure
> you folks agree!
> -Curt

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