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sonny kher
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What do I need to run a remote X server (Exceed or similar) on my linux workstation (remote thru a windoze PC). Do I need to edit some config file to allow this, doesn't seem to work by default.
 
Frank Carver
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X terminology can be a bit weird, so can I clear up whether you want an X "server" (ie the display screen, the one you sit at) or an X "client" (ie, the one which atually runs the application code) you want to run on your workstation ?
It sounds as if you actually want to run the display "server" on the Windows box (using Exceed etc.), and the applications on Linux - am I right ?
 
Zlatozar Zlatev
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See
http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/
 
Dave Van Even
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it's simple actually
First you have to tell the X server (the one with the screen attached ) that certain X clients are allowed to access it
xhost + //disables accesss control (allows everybody to connect to your X server)
for more finegrained control take a look at http://www.csa.ru/~il/cgi-bin/man.cgi?topic=xhost
Next go to another computer and start an X client (which is actually just an X application) like this
xclock -display IP_NUMBER_OF_XSERVER:0

that will display the 'xclock' application on the server's screen

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sonny kher
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well Exceed/X-win would be an X server that talks to the XDM server
I think I have to alter the /etc/X11/../Xaccess
file to say that machines on the network can connect (by default its disabled) i am not sure what that particular directive is in this case
 
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