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Old 04-30-2004, 09:09 AM   #1
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X server - how to disable the -nolisten tcp startx default?

Understand Debian has as default the '-nolisten tcp' option set when it starts the X server. Have tried various stuff (for example created a ~/.xserverrc file with exec X :0 in it - incidentally its OT but if there is no 'exec' the startup of X is slowed right down) but seem uable to countermand this. For example if I do:

xfstt &

on a remote computer (trying to use the X server on the local computer) it says: 'Cannot open TCPIP port 7107'

Thanks any help.

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check your .xserverrc file or modify the global XFree options and remove no-listen line
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Old 05-04-2004, 07:12 AM   #4
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Thanks. Do not have an xserverrc file by default on Debian. Created a .xserverrc and just put exec X :0 in it.

Did this: Removed .xinitrc and .xsessions and just started X with 'xinit' (so it had no window manager and only an xterm). Would this mean the -nolisten tcp option was not done?

What I'm trying to do is get true type fonts served from a remote computer. X doesn't seem to open the right port and the font server xfstt complains variously, often that it cannot open a port.



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