Having XP and KDE desktops togather

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Wed Dec 22 20:02:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Vinod Gupta wrote:

> My cygwin and xfree86 installed fine on my Windows XP machine. I would
> like to have both local XP desktop and remote KDE Desktop from Linux
> server, togather. Works almost OK when I do the following:
> - Execute startxwin.bat which launches xserver as:
>   "run xwin -clipboard -multiwindow"
> - Open ssh client terminal and connect to remote linux server
> - Execute startkde from the ssh client terminal
> except for the following problem:
> The KDE Desktop occupies whole of XP screen and remains in foreground,
> can not be moved and can not be iconized. So Windows becomes practically
> inaccessible until I kill KDE Desktop.
> Any suggestions to make both desktops co-exist?

Try omitting the -multiwindow parameter.  That way, the KDE desktop will
be started in one Windows window that you can manipulate normally.  If you
also want to open local X clients in multiwindow mode, you can start
another (windowed) instance of X for your KDE desktop (i.e., use "run XWin
:1.0 -clipboard") and ssh with DISPLAY set to :1.0 to start your KDE
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