Multiple Session Question

Holger Krull
Thu Jun 7 15:11:00 GMT 2007

Duane Ellis schrieb:
> I've got cygwin working well via SSH to single host, single window. 
> I connect via SSH, and run "startkde" - I get the KDE desktop in one 
> single window. Works great!
> How do I connect to a second machine at the same time.

You will need Xwin :1 for the second and Xwin :2 for the third session
and so on.
But i wonder how your first connect works anyway, have you setup ssh
tunneling somewhere?

> (1) Yes, I have tried using a different display, ie:
>     And

You will need this

> (2) I'm not sure what is going on with the /tmp/.X11-unix/dir
>     And can't find docs for it - I suspect it is part of the problem.

I don't think so.

> (3) I'm not sure what the "--screen" options do for the Xwin program.

not needed here

> The script below - deletes the old /tmp/.X11-dir, which I know is a bad


> #!/bin/bash
> TARGET=linxbox
> WHO=duane
> #WHO=testaccount
> export DISPLAY=
> #export DISPLAY=
> export PATH=/usr/X11R6/bin:"$PATH"
> export XAPPLRESDIR=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults
> export XCMSDB=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Xcms.txt
> export XKEYSYMDB=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XKeysymDB
> export XNLSPATH=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale
> rm -rf /tmp/.X11-unix
> XWin -clipboard -silent-dup-error &

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