How to use to connect to Linux X Windows?
Tue Apr 20 15:20:00 GMT 2004
On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Eric B. wrote:
> Thanks for the link. Reading it prompted me to read the XDMCP Howto, which
> helped out significantly.
> I followed the instructions in the XDMCP howto, and managed to connect no
> problem from one computer. However, when I follow exactly the same setup
> steps for Cygwin on another computer, I am unable to connect remotely to the
> XDM on my Linux machine. Xwin just opens with a blank screen. Both
> machines are on the same internal subnet and I am issuing the same command
> to both (Xwin -query 192.168.2.1).
> Is there any debugging information I can turn on to find out what machine #1
> is doing that machine #2 is not? I even went as far as copying the Cygwin
> directory from the functional machine to the non-functional one in case
> there was a problem with the install, but that did not make a difference
> Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Look in the tail of /var/log/messages on the Linux machine for messages
from [xkg]dm. XDMCP is very sensitive to DNS, so make sure the reverse
DNS lookup from Linux for the IP address of machine #2 returns the correct
FQDN for machine #2. If you don't have access to the DNS configuration,
simply add machine #2 to the /etc/hosts file on the Linux machine.
|\ _,,,---,,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ email@example.com
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
"I have since come to realize that being between your mentor and his route
to the bathroom is a major career booster." -- Patrick Naughton
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