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Old 06-12-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
ctsiow
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Unhappy remote access blocked


Hi all
OK, so i extremely stupid. Right that is out the way now here is what I have done. Ubuntu Jaunty system that I messed up my boot up as it came up to the xdmcp search and could see my server and by adding localhost i could then access my desktop. Tried to work out what I had done wrong and then I extremely stoopidly disabled remote access. now you can see where this had led... can no longer log in to localhost! So, ideas on how to get access to my system please. Have no idea which files are edited when you tell the system that you don't want remote access. once this little problem is sorted out i also need to know what on earth i did to the login screen so it only shows xdcmp hosts!!!!!!!!!

all and any help greatfully received.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 12:23 PM   #2
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I have read your post a couple of times, and it is just giving me a headache.

Please re-read it for yourself, decide what it is you are trying to explain, and then have another go at it, because your "question", as posted, is unanswerable.

Then, please write yourself a draft, and then read it as though you were somebody on LQ.
- Does it make sense?
- Have you provided sufficient information?
- Is your question clear?

Attention to punctuation, some paragraphs, spelling and the use of capitals helps readability a lot.

When you are happy with your draft, please repost your Q.
[Don't get angry, I am just suggesting why you have received no answers for over a day].

And please don't re-post your Q in another forum [
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...75#post3572775 ]
because this one has not been answered.

I have requested that your second post be deleted.

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Old 06-13-2009, 10:35 PM   #3
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I, too have trouble reading that post. Too many run-off sentences. Not enough commas to pause sentences, no paragraphs and some of the sentences are spoken in broken english.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ctsiow View Post
Ubuntu Jaunty system that I messed up my boot up as it came up to the xdmcp search and could see my server and by adding localhost i could then access my desktop.
What???

It's hard to tell if he blocked himself from his ubuntu system or his server can't see his ubuntu system.

Last edited by dv502; 06-14-2009 at 01:06 AM.
 
Old 06-14-2009, 12:26 AM   #4
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I think this is what ctsiow is trying to do.

http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_c...DMCP_on_Ubuntu

It seems that ctsiow did not select Same as local from the style drop down box. And, the default Remote login disable was used instead.

After reading the last few line again and again, it seems he wants to know how he can undo remote login disable and what configuration files he needs to edit on the server to allow users to login from their client machines.


ctsiow, if my assumption is correct, reply back and hopefully someone will be able to help.

- Cheers

Last edited by dv502; 06-14-2009 at 12:44 AM.
 
Old 06-14-2009, 05:29 AM   #5
ctsiow
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OK, sorry if i made no sense.
this is what I meant to say.
I messed up my login screen so when i switched on the pc and went to linux all i got was the xdmcp chooser. I could see my server running Centos but not my desktop running ubuntu, the system I was logging in to. So i could then add localhost and refresh the list and I could then see my desktop and login via xdmcp to my localhost. To try to fix this i messed up my login setup even more by turning off remote access to my system so then when I tried to access my system by adding localhost to the xdmcp chooser it would nor allow me to do so. so I was in a position where I could not access my own local ubuntu system via direct login or via xdmcp. However I have now done a reinstall of ubuntu and i can now login to linux ok, it is windows i have no access to. that is probably outside this thread tho so I will leave that problem for somewhere else.
Thanks for your replies, i posted the original post after a long time of trying to fix the linux problem and was, shall we say, slightly annoyed with myself and did not express myself fully!

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