[svlug] configuring X to accept external connections

Roland Krause rokrau at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 7 09:24:39 PDT 2006


--- David Rosenstrauch <darose at darose.net> wrote:

> IIRC, recent versions of KDE have a feature built into it that let
> you 
> quickly and easily turn on remote access to your KDE session.  Maybe 
> that would be sufficient?

that is most likely with regard to vnc connections.

I am not sure about FC5 since I never ran it but in SuSE past 9.1
remote X connections are turned off by default which is a RPITA. 

So this is what you need to do: 

- run ps -ef and see whether you X server runs with the argument
"nolisten tcp" 

- then if you are running KDE's kdm find the file kdmrc which might
reside in /opt/kde3/share/config/kdm , then find the line which says:
ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp
and put a comment ("#") in front of it...

Obviously, if you do this on a server facing the hostile hoards of evil
script kiddies and botswinging east european teenagers you are going to
risk getting you little box in trouble but you would't run X on a front
facing server now would you...

Good luck
PS: Did I mention to restart kdm (not just X) rckdm or /etc/init.d/xdm
restart and on and on and on....


> DR
> chris case wrote:
> > I've been searching around for awhile to no avail.  I need this 
> > capability so that I can run Oracle Enterprise Management Console
> (OEM), 
> > off of a host on the local network.  I am using a freshly installed
> > Fedora Core 5 (FC5) box with Gnome.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance.
> > 
> > ~chris
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