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LionKing 07-05-2001 02:09 AM

Gnome desktop on Win98 - configuration help please
I am having problem configure X-win32 using XDMCP to talk with my RH7.1 linux. I like the idea to have gnome desktop (or Xwindows) on my Win98, and I have dowloaded and confgured X-win32. I can it to run ok getting linux xterm work on Win98. But xterm is just a x-term, not a full gnome desktop. What described on their website, using XDMCP looks more appealing to me, see the pictures there:

Here is some info about my systems configuration, and actions taken:

Redhat 7.1, startx configured and running fine on Linux box,
modifications done on RH7.1:
/etc/sysconfig/desktop: DESKTOP="GNOME"
/etc/inittab: x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon ( no change, remains RH7.1 default)
/etc/X11/xdm/xdm.conf: (RH7.1 default, no modification);
/etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess: (tried both * to allow any host and just ip address, cannot see any difference with my result)
/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf: [xdmcp]: Enable=1; [debug] debug=1
/etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config: (RH7.1 default, no change made).
The machine auto starts following system services upon boot: crond, gdm, httpd, keytable, lpd, network,rexec, rhnsd, sendmail, sbm, sshd, syslog,wu-ftpd,xfs,xinetd. Anything else I should start automatically as system service?

On Windows 98 machine, if I configure Win-32 to talk with Linux using rexec - then yes I can get xterm window, xterm works but backspace key doesn't work no matter how you re-map the keyboard.

My goal is to get a full bloom gnome desktop on Win98 - X-win32 seems require XDMCP to get gnome on Windows machine, and I have tried use query(known ip), or broadcast and multicast using XDMCP, but all attempts fails - results were that it just opens a Xwindow but do not get anything login prompt or linux icons. Could someone shed some lights and let me know where I should start to trouble shoot?
I have referred some online resources, but the HOW-TOs are either too old for RH7.1, I see very few updated ones:

On my RH7.1, I do not see any error messages generated
in /etc/log/ All were normal messages and I don't see anything wrong. So, I am quite lost at this moment. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

frra 07-05-2001 11:52 PM

If you are able to get the xterm, then try start /usr/sbin/gnome-session

frra 07-05-2001 11:53 PM

I mean /usr/bin/gnome-session

LionKing 07-06-2001 01:56 AM

I got my Win98 working with one RH7.1 now by using DXMCP connnect, a full gnome desktop, very nice! but still having problem connecting to 2nd RH7.1 which is slight difference machine (with named and firewall ipchains) service running.

I'll keep working on it. If you guys wish to do the same, I can post my working configurations here. thanks you.

Stres 11-01-2001 03:12 PM

XDMCP Configuration
Lion King. I've read your thread here, and am having the exact same problems you are.

How did you get it to work?

thep 11-23-2002 10:41 PM

hi LionKing
so how did u get it done?

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