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Old 04-13-2002, 09:20 PM   #1
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XDM listening to ports


I have read through the posts of other users experienceing this problem with startx but my problem is about xdm. How do I prevent X from listening to ports 6000:6063 when using xdm. I'm probably just too blind to see it when I searched the forum.

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Old 04-13-2002, 09:25 PM   #2
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startx -- -nolisten tcp

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Old 04-13-2002, 09:33 PM   #3
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my problem is for xdm not startx
 
Old 04-13-2002, 10:00 PM   #4
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oops.. yeah, just thought about that. have no idea as i never use xdm.
 
Old 04-14-2002, 02:47 AM   #5
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Notfromkansas made it work by adding a "nolisten tcp" line to /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers.
 
Old 04-17-2002, 04:11 AM   #6
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This is what I found:

if you start X from the command line:

call it as
X -nolisten TCP
or startx -- -nolisten TCP

if you start X with the kde login:

change the line at the bottom of
/etc/X11/xdm/Xservers from

:0 local /bin/nice -n -10 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -deferglyphs 16

to:
:0 local /bin/nice -n -10 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -deferglyphs 16 -nolisten TCP

if you start X with the gnome login:
change the line at the bottom of

/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf

from
command=/usr/bin/X11/X -deferglyphs 16

to
command=/usr/bin/X11/X -deferglyphs 16 -nolisten TCP

Ps. Remember its TCP not tcp. I had a lot of fun with that one
 
Old 04-26-2002, 01:07 PM   #7
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How do you get X to listen on the ssh encrypted port?
 
Old 04-28-2002, 05:25 AM   #8
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IMO its the other way around, adapt the stunnel to where the source port is, read a X11 forwarding/tunneling HOWTO/FAQ at linuxdoc.org.
Btw don't tack on questions on like that, add a new thread instead.
 
  


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