[ILUG] Running X on a remote machine
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Sun Mar 4 12:28:32 GMT 2001
Little problem here. I want to export my Gnome desktop to another box but
it ain't happening. I did an "X" on the target box and got an x-server up
with no window manager (that's what I want). Then I did an "xhost
+192.168.1.3" to permit the source box to connect. Now, on the source box,
I did an
and then did "startx" but nothing happened. had a look at the startx
script and found that it does a bunch of things with display itself. tried
hacking that but to no avail. Something like
bad option 192.168.1.1:0
startx calls xinit with a few args so I must look at that next.
Looked at that and it's xinit that objects to the "192.168.1.1:0".
Tried "X :1" to start an x-server on /dev/tty8 which works but when I do a
It tries to start but objects that there is already a gnome session
running (I'm doing this from within gnome) and won't continue.
Tried again from a console with the following sequence:
X :1 &
and all works (192.168.1.3 is Valkerie) but if I do it across the network,
thus (192.168.1.1 is Hobbiton):
X :1 &
I get "can't connect to valkerie:1 even though I've asked it to connect to
Further tests, and I'm getting the following error
AUDIT: date: 25560 X: client 1 rejected from IP 192.168.1.3 port 1440
pam stuff yes? What do I do now?
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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