Re: Newbie: specify XDMCP screen size
From: Dances With Crows (danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows_at_gmail.com)
Date: 4 Feb 2005 18:39:33 GMT
On 3 Feb 2005 13:17:01 -0800, chinobling staggered into the Black Sun
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>>> 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.
>>> 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 display?
>>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
> Thanks for the reply, yes ssh with the -X tunnel switch works fine,
> but I'm always having font problems with them...
...OK, font differences between the Linux machine and the Solaris
machine are probably the root cause here. Damn.
> I wonder how Hummingbird Exceed or those other commercial windows
> Xserver apps achieve the "remote desktop in a window" thing?
They're running on Windows. The underlying GUI of Windows is not X11,
so Exceed and programs like it must create a pseudo-X server in one
window to do anything. The underlying GUI on Linux/BSD is X11 99.5% of
the time, so there's usually no need to create a pseudo-X server. When
there is a need (as in your case, with the font problems) you can create
one using Xnest. Xnest is slower than regular X, but them's the breaks.
(You can also use Xnest to create a pseudo-X server that has 8-bit color
depth, which can be useful if you have ancient X clients that require
8-bit color and you want to run those X clients on the same screen as
your less ancient X clients.)
> Would it work if I specified a different x86config file with a smaller
> resolution when running the X :2 command?
Nope. It'd still start another X session on another virtual console,
but this extra X session would have the root window size you defined in
the different X config file. You need to use Xnest here.
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