[svlug] configuring X to accept external connections

Michael Long 2e764 at mikesoffice.org
Fri Apr 7 09:30:35 PDT 2006


I'll admit it's been awhile but you don't need to run a full blown X  
session to display back just one X app. I got the impression that's  
what he was trying to do. Not display back an entire X server session.

Mike

On Apr 7, 2006, at 9:24 AM, Roland Krause wrote:

> David,
>
>
> --- 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
> Roland
> 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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