Trouble with the xwin and ms remote desktop
Wed Jul 29 15:54:00 GMT 2009
Sorry forgot to mention the cygwin versions :
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 ... 1.5.22(0.156/4/2) 2006-11-13 17:01 i686 Cygwin
Xwin : Release: 18.104.22.168 (20090222)
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> From: Matta, Sunil
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> Subject: Trouble with the xwin and ms remote desktop
> I have been running Xwin on xp pro for a week along with
> xterms and emacs on my desktop.
> I then tried to remote connect (ms remote desktop: mstsc.exe)
> to the desktop from a laptop across the internet.
> 1) As soon as I had connected to my desktop (which was
> running xwin), the xserver crashed. I could see the rest of
> the ms xp apps on the remote screen though.
> The laptop has a 14" screen whereas the desktop has twin 19" screens.
> I then re-started the xserver from the remote laptop while
> connecting to the desktop, which seemed to be working fine as
> long as I stayed on the laptop.
> 2) When I got back to my desktop, the xserver still thought
> that the laptop's screen was in use, and wouldnt display
> correctly past the top two thirds of screen 0.
> I guess this makes sense since the xserver knew of the
> smaller screen size when it was started during the remote session.
> Consequently, anything on the bottom of the screen would not
> draw at all, or refresh properly.
> i.e. if I had an xterm on the lower end of the monitor, it
> would not accept any key strokes until I moved the xterm to
> the top two-thirds of the screen.
> Is there any way to request Xwin.exe to dynamically "resize"
> itself rather than bouncing the xserver a specific
> size/resolution profile ??
> Otherwise, I might have to bounce the xserver every time i
> alternate between the desktop and the laptop.
> Sunil Matta
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