[svlug] configuring X to accept external connections

chris case chrisc at brc2.com
Thu Apr 6 23:48:33 PDT 2006

Akkana Peck wrote:
> Michael Long writes:
> Many distros disable remote X by default: you have to edit the X
> server files to remove the --nolisten flag.  On Debian-based systems
> with Xorg, if you log in to the console then use startx, you can
> edit the file /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc (location may vary depending
> on distro and X version, but it's probably something like that on
> Fedora as well -- if you don't find it right away, try a
> grep -r nolisten /etc/X11).  If you log in via gdm, there's an
> option in gdmconfig, "Always disallow TCP connections to X server
> (disables all remote connections)" and you have to restart X, not
> just log out and back in, to see the change.
I did a "grep -ir nolisten *" in the /etc/X11 and then in the /etc and 
it didn't find anything for some odd reason.  This is a weird one indeed.

> 	...Akkana
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