[ILUG] X on UML, the latest.
johngay at eircom.net
Wed Jul 10 19:42:31 IST 2002
Well, after lots of help and suggestions, I finally got most of the bugs
worked out and UML is running, to a degree.
1) gdm was running X with the -nolisten tcp option. Removing this allowed X
to accept connections from UML. YEAH!
2) I fould out that I need to run Xnest from UML, not the host to allow other
X clients to connect to it.
3) Getting the nfs module into UML has been unsuccessful, though I'm sure
it's only my limitations.
So, here is what I have now.
I've a script to start UML with the ethertap thingy so it can connect to the
host box. I'm also mounting seperate files for /usr and /var so I've enough
room to install stuff on it.
When UML starts, it open two xterms for login, plus the login in the original
Konsole. I log in as root on one and as a regular use in the other.
In the root login, I export DISPLAY=debian:0 and run Xnest :1 & to get a root
X window on my display.
In the user login, I export DISPLAY=:1 and run startxfce. This loads XFCE
into the nested X window.
Now I can play with XFCE on UML in it's own window. WOO HOO!
I've also been able to mount /usr/local/OpenOffice1.0 from the host. Then I
just ran /usr/local/OpenOffice1.0/setup to install a workstation version of
OpenOffice on the UML box. Now I can run OpenOffice within XFCE in the nested
X window via the network connection the the host box. At least the Host is a
dual PII 350, or this would really take forever to load.
Now I just want to figure out how to setup a few scripts to do most of this
on boot so when I run ./umllinux, I just get the Xnest window with xfce
running in it.
Thanks again for all the help and tips!
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