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Old 07-30-2004, 12:44 PM   #1
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Remote X server VS Kde desktop shareing


Hello guys and girls.

ive been looking into accessing remote machines graphically (although shh is pretty cool)

anyways, ive not found much detailed documentation, and i have many assumptions that im hoping this thread will confirm or correct.

First of all, KDE provides a desktop shareing function. im assuming this this is different from a Remote X connection ?
but apart from needing to have KDE installed on both client and server, whats the difference ? is there an advantage to using this function ? i cant think of one.

also, for example, lets say i have a remote X connection, and i use it to load up glxgears. which system would render the graphic ? the local machine ? or the remote machine ?

and finally... How would i go about setting up a remote X connection ?
ive opened up all the firewall ports, but i cannot get X to start as a server only, it always loads up the client smultaniusly, which grabbes the connection before the remote client has a chance to connect.

im using Xorg in gentoo, but i doubt that makes much difference.

ohh, and my lan is only of 10Mbps, i assume this is large enough for a responcive connection ?
 
Old 07-30-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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sooo...
Ive set iptables to trust the 2 machines im using for theis experiment. (yep, overkill)

so, both machines are booted into runlevel 3.
on machine A i start a sshd server

on machine B i run 'xinit'
an x display opens, i run 'xhost +' to allow remote connections.
on machine B i ssh into Machine A and give the command "startkde --display IP_ADDRESS

then i get, error, cannot connect to X.

what am i missing ?
 
Old 07-30-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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shoot me... i forgot to export the DISPLAY variable... lol
this is soo damn cool !!!!

im writing this at a pc that is not connected to the internet, this PC also doesnt have a web browser installed, and yet im using one... and it definatly doesnt have instant maeesging installed, jet im chatting on msn.. madness ! all netowrk transparent !
 
  


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