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Old 10-20-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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get running app's window to another X server

is it possible to put a running application's window to another X server?

I'd like to watch akgregator's feeds on remote computer, but without the vnc.

Can I tell akregator (KDE app) to draw windows on some other X server trough ssh? I would not like to stop the running akregator and start a new one. How could I put it back after logging off the remote server?
Old 10-21-2005, 03:46 AM   #2
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on the remote host try:

ssh <host> -l username -X command

with this line you can start a X application on another host and direct the output to your current pc
Old 10-21-2005, 03:52 AM   #3
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thank you karpi, but I know about this option, I am using it many times.

But I would like to get a already running app. to my display, running a new one is not an option.
Old 10-21-2005, 04:06 AM   #4
Gato Azul
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I'm not sure if this is quite what you're looking for, but it might be a start. It's a piece of software called x2x:

According to the description:
x2x allows the keyboard and mouse on one ("from") X display to control another ("to") X display.
Hope that helps!


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