Re: Newbie: specify XDMCP screen size
From: Dances With Crows (danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows_at_gmail.com)
Date: 3 Feb 2005 20:47:19 GMT
On 3 Feb 2005 12:25:11 -0800, chinobling staggered into the Black Sun
> Hi, I'm pretty new. I use this command: X :2 -query solarisservername
> -fp tcp/solarisservername:7100
> Everything works fine, but when I connect to the remote server, it
> takes up my whole display on my redhat box.
Yep, that's what it's designed to do.
> My question is, how do i make the remote session smaller, like in a
> window that displays on my red hat box, instead of taking up the whole
Something with Xnest, maybe? There is no easy/quick way to do what I
think you want. Only one window manager can be running on an X screen
at one time, so if this remote machine starts a window manager after
xdm/kdm/gdm login, it'll barf unless A) it has a screen to itself B) it
has a "fake" screen, like the one you can create with Xnest.
You can always run any number of X clients on the remote machine and
have them display on your local machine if you ssh -X (or ssh -Y) to the
remote machine and execute "xclient &". You lose the window manager or
desktop environment, but you said the remote machine was Solaris, and
Solaris CDE is lame compared to KDE/GNOME. Try that out first; see if
it works for you.
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