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Old 07-28-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy Remote XServer access to SuSE9.1 from WindowsXP

I have been trying for quite some time now to connect to my SuSE9.1 (and Mandrake 10) host - but to no avail! I have gone through quite a few threads without any success.

Can anyone help me please!?!

Here's what I've got:
Windows XP SP1 (without software firewall)
SMC Router (connecting my hosts)
SuSE 9.1 Personal (downloadable ISO from SuSE)

Here's what I've tried so far:

Uncomment out one line
"#:0.local/usr/X11R6/bin/X" in /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers (but this line did not appear there...);

Uncomment out two lines
"!DisplayManager.accessFile: /etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess" and
"!DisplayManager.requestPort 0" in

Uncomment all of ttyn descriptions in /etc/securetty

Set DISPLAYMANAGER_REMOTE_ACCESS is set to yes, and set DISPLAYMANAGER_ROOT_LOGIN_REMOTE is set to yes in file /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager;

I am able to run a Putty sessions using SSH to my SuSE 9.1 host;

I have tried various XServer software applications, among others eXCeed and XManager (which has my preference). I have the XDMCP broadcast running on without any response...

Old 07-28-2004, 02:28 PM   #2
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What error do you get when you try to run an X application?
Old 07-28-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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I Don't get an error - It simply fails to connect to my SuSE host and times out...

That's what's really annoying! Having checked the log files on the WindowsXP machine for XManager it simply states that it received on reply for the XDMCP broadcast - as if SuSE is not hearing/responding to the broadcast.

How can I check this on the Linux box?
Old 07-28-2004, 02:51 PM   #4
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I'll be damned! I tried it again to see whether I could generate the errors in the log and now it works!

I understand not this..?!


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