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Old 10-08-2004, 08:28 AM   #1
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Remote Graphical Login to Redhat

I'm trying to login to a Redhat 9.0 Linux box from a Win2K computer. I'm not actually talking about a "Desktop Sharing" mechanism but a complete graphical login.

I've tried Redhat's "Desktop Sharing tool" with success. However, it requires someone to login to the box first and then start the tool for another to share the Desktop.

I'm also aware that there's an application called Putty that facilitates remote login; which is however not graphical but console-based. I've also tried a VNC system by Real VNC. This allows desktop sharing as advertised, however, uses its own authentication system and not that of the Operating System's.

What I want to do specifically is use a Remote Graphical Login client from my Win2k machine, login to the Redhat Box using my username & password (local user for the box) and find all my application, desktop and file settings as though I had directly logged in to it. (Something very similar to Remote Desktop Sharing in Windows)

I'm sorry if this is a little descriptive and hence confusing. Does anybody have any ideas?

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i'd guess you want to look at XDMCP protocols within X, which will basically serve an X login to a port rather than to specific hardware.

typcially you'd use a windows client like eXceed oir Xwin32, but they are both proprietary bits of kit. i believe you can connect using Cygwin, buti've never done it myself.
Old 10-08-2004, 06:01 PM   #3
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Chris, the instructions in that how-to doc worked like a charm! And the windows client that I used was linuxts and can be found at:

For a Linux Enthusiast like me, it is quite reassuring to know that help is around the corner.

Many thanks and have a good one!



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