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Old 10-01-2009, 03:32 AM   #1
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How to connect to a Linux Terminal server from a Windows XP desktop computer

Hi I have a Linux Terminal Server(LTSP) of K12centOS5. I have to create a connectivity from Windows XP computer to Linux Terminal server according to the work nature of the Organization.

As we used to connect Remote Desktop Connection to connect Windows Terminal Server and Ts-client program from a Linux computer to Windows terminal Server.

Same I want to connect from WindowsXP computer to Linux Terminal Server software.

So that users can log in to LTSP server from their WindowsXP Desktop computer.

Please help me.

Thanks and regards.
Old 10-01-2009, 06:25 AM   #2
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I think you should run an connection manager (gdm, kdm, xdm, ...) on your LTSP server and enable TCP connection : it is enabled by default in X server but a lot of connection manager pass "-nolisten tcp" args to it so you should check your connection manager configuration files. You also have to enable XDMCP.

On Windows, you have to install a X server (can be found in cygwin), and start it with a command like
X -br -terminate -query
where is your LTSP server.
Old 10-01-2009, 06:39 AM   #3
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I suspect you need an X-Windows Client for the Windows XP.
I have used Cygwin/X (That's Cygwin with the X-Windows options installed) to get full desktop access to Solaris and other Linux machines.
I haven't tried it with LTSP though.
Old 10-01-2009, 05:53 PM   #4
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Remember X windows is, in a way, a reversal of client/server thinking. The "client applications" on Linux would execute there and simply "display" within an X Server on Windows. Connecting this way you can run any X client (Xclock, Xeyes were always good for testing) app. Many people do use XDM but to me it is overkill for xterm access.

Also, I found Xming easy to install and get up and running. I do use cygwin but for X, I use the Xming server.



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