Cygwin/X and loggin on remote server

Jani Tiainen
Thu Oct 21 12:55:00 GMT 2004

Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Oct 2004, Jani Tiainen wrote:
>>I've used cygwin/x to use remote wm and tools for a long time, and I use 
>>connection via SSH tunnel since connection between machines are not secured.
>>Now I would like to provide more generic way to login on remote machine, 
>>I can do this with startxwin.bat but I want to close initial _local_ 
>>xterm used to get login & password prompt after it has fired up 
>>session... How can be this done...?
> start xterm like this:
> xterm -e "ssh -f -Y remotehost .xsession && exit"
> or (simulating xdm login)
> xterm -e "ssh -f -Y remotehost /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession gnome && exit"
> instead of "gnome" you can use kde, kde2 or whatever window managers 
> are configured on the system.
> If you omit the "&& exit" the xterm will stay

wow, my bug was that I omited "-f" from ssh switches and "&& exit", I 
tried & (single) and it always failed with error... =)

Now it works. Thank you very much, now I can use my desktop as single 
click X-terminal.

I also tried to run XDM but always got "only root would run" message...


Jani Tiainen

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