Trouble with the xwin and ms remote desktop
Fri Jul 31 19:41:00 GMT 2009
Jon: thanks for the response. And yes, Xwin definitely crashes.
On a desktop running Windows xp, started Xwin on a two monitor screen
with wmaker as the window manager.
Go home, connect to the desktop via a small laptop running xp as well.
I am connecting using xp's remote desktop facility : mstsc.exe.
Upon connection to the desktop screen, I see the xwin icon on the
taskbar, and then xserver immediately crashes.
Although, I just realized that the xwin root window is on screen 1,
which the laptop cant even see. Maybe that's why xwin crashes ???
I will try again after I move the xwin to screen 0 and let you know.
Also as a side, I have tried to use fvwm, but I don't see the usual
virtual desktops on the screen ???
Which is why I am using wmaker as the window manager.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon TURNEY [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 1:52 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: Matta, Sunil
> Subject: Re: Trouble with the xwin and ms remote desktop
> On 29/07/2009 14:45, Matta, Sunil wrote:
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > between the desktop and the laptop.
> This is a known limitation. The only workaround is to restart
> the Xserver when the display resolution changes. Having used
> the Xserver in a similar way, I do know how irritating that is :-)
> This is the "Windows display size/Monitor count/position
> changes while running." item on the todo list at , as
> connecting via RDP with a different desktop size effectively
> changes the display size
> However, this shouldn't be causing a crash, so if you could
> provide the /var/log/Xwin.0.log for a session when that
> happens, that would be useful.
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