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Old 04-05-2006, 02:39 AM   #1
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Persistant remote X client - possible?


I have computer running Linux that I run X clients from remotely on a Cygwin X server. My problem is that there is no way to keep the X client running when I disconnect from the network.

Cygwin is running on my laptop and I have an X application that I want to have continue running and be able to disconnect and reconnect to it and have it display on the X server on my laptop.

Is there a way to disconnect an X client from the X server? If not, is there any other way I could have the application persist? I think I could do this by starting a VNC server, but I don't want to run an entire desktop, just the single X application. I haven't tried the VNC option yet because I don't currently have a vnc server installed.

Thank you for any help.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 07:26 AM   #2
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check out freenx (gpl NX server) and nomachine (free client). it's a fairly funky hybrid of vnc and additional functions which tunnels itself over ssh. i found out to my cost that the nomachine nx clients doesn't seem to be happy coexisting with Cygwin at all though, as the windows client is based on cygwin itself. An interesting thing i found about the architecture of the nx server is that the initial connection is done via a dedicated "nx" user over ssh, when it logs in, it starts itself, so there's no daemon in the background churning away other than ssh itself, pretty cool.
 
  


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