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Old 02-08-2006, 05:26 AM   #1
niamor
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Local X server for distant desktop


Hi!

I would like to connect from my work machine to my home's (the 2 ones under mandriva). I know what to do with ssh-tunelling, xdmcp and so on.

My meaning is that as I have a X-server running locally, I need only to run a desktop and applications from the distant machine. This certainly will decrease the amount of data on the bandwidth (or am I false with this idea?)

So what I would want to do is to launch a X-server locally, and connect to the distant machine via xdmcp (or ssh). But it is not clear for me what to add/modify in the configs on the two machines, so that I get what I want.

All examples/docs I found make the X-server launch on the distant machine. It would be great if you can help help me...

Thank's in advance,

Niamor.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 10:11 PM   #2
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do you not have a xdmcp config (gui or text)?

with the remote x docs, just reverse them (maybe) for your situation?

i'm sorry but this seems like it is easy to do, unless i do not understand your problem.

you want to run remote 'x' programs?-- but without starting up 'x' on the remote pc, no?

good luck, let us know.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 01:17 AM   #3
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You got this backwards.

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Originally Posted by niamor
So what I would want to do is to launch a X-server locally, and connect to the distant machine via xdmcp (or ssh).
This is already exactly how X normally works when you do XDMCP or X tunnelling.

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This certainly will decrease the amount of data on the bandwidth (or am I false with this idea?)
No, in fact, modern X apps are extremely inefficient over the network; and that is in fact why it is slow.

What you actually want is the reverse, to have something act as an X server on the remote machine and transfer the info to and from the local machine through some kind of efficient protocol. I recommend that you look into VNC or NX.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 03:06 AM   #4
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Thx all for your responses.
I was thinking that, with xdmcp (or ssh), one uses the remote Xserver (on the distant linux-box). What I wanted to do was to use a local X and remote desktops and apps only, so that on the net are only circulating orders for the windowing, and not all the bites to be on the screen. If you say that's what appens with xdmcp...
 
  


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