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Old 04-06-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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Need Xorg To Listen On Network When Started By, kdm-3.4

I have 64bit Gentoo, but untill windows 64bit eddition is released, i need to use a 32bit media player to interface with the 32bit MS-windows codecs for playing media such as ASF or WMV.

to do this, i have created a 32bit envoronment within my 64bit OS.
I need the 32bit envoronment to connect to the Xserver in the 64bit OS.

normally this is as simple as setting the display variable to ""
but the graphical X server is not listening for incomming connections on port 6000.

I know this is done by the KDE login manager (KDM) it dissables tcp logins.
In KDE 3.3, you needed to comment out a "nolisten" line in a config file called Xservers

but ive recently upgraded to KDE-3.4. there is no Xservers config file, they must have moved that setting somwhere else.

Does anyone know where ???
Old 04-07-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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I saw in the kdmrc file on a KDE 3.4 install that it mentions the Xservers file, even though it doesn't exist. My guess is that you can just try to create a custom Xservers file. Also look more at the kdmrc file, perhaps there's an option to enable what you want.
Old 04-08-2005, 07:22 AM   #3
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Fantaastic !!!

The answer, for anyone else who happens to stumble across this post is to locate that kdmrc file, find the line

ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp
and comment it out.
Old 04-20-2006, 04:27 PM   #4
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Brand new clean FC5 install here on a new laptop...

I have the same problem. I edited /etc/X11/xdm/kdmrc (also pointed to by /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc), found the aformentioned line, and commented it out. And Xorg still runs with a -nolisten as seen from my process list:

/usr/bin/Xorg :0 -audit 0 -auth /var/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7
I've grep'd all over the place looking for "nolisten". Where else could this be getting turned on?

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