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By cp409sd ·
I am able to start remote xwin sessions. I just redirect the DISPLAY variable to the IP address that I am coming from and start an xwin client. Then I can run x applications. I understand how to do this. What I don't know is how to do is, run the x console remotely.

What I mean is that I can run individual applications, such as xclock, kpackage, etc. But I would like to run the xwin console.(like what you log into at run level 5 when the system boots up)

Is this possible, or do I have to run all of the xwin applications separately.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

P.S. anyone who the difference between inetd and xinetd?? Thanks.

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by cpfeiffe In reply to remote xwin session

I'm not sure you can do this with native Linux utilities. However, there is a good freeware tool for doing this in Linux and many other operating systmes called vnc. You can find the binaries and the documentation for vnc at
http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc

Good luck.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to remote xwin session
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by SpiderErrol In reply to remote xwin session

On your remote machine (with all the apps), you will need to edit /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf and set Enabled in the [xdmcp] section to 1 if using GDM.
Or ensure /etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess contains the line "* CHOOSER ACCESS" if using XDM. If you are using other display managers, there may be other options, but xdm is most common.

On your workstation machine (Running X) you need to run X with the "-query <remote machine ip>" option.

Eg: "X :0 -query myxserver.domain.com"

You should see your remote machine's login dialog.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to remote xwin session

Thanks for the help!

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by Jayanth In reply to remote xwin session

If I understand you problem correctly, You want to run XWindows application installed on 'A', remotely sitting on 'B', right?

If so one way is to use SSH from B onto A. Login to B and give the cmd 'ssh <usr a/c on A> <ip of A>' and once you loginto A, give the XWin app command which you want to run.

xinetd is the latest version of inetd on the latest Redhat distros. inetd has been deprecated and xinetd is the latest version.

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