"Remote login" option at login screen

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun Aug 17 14:30:15 UTC 2008

D. R. Evans wrote:

> Derek Broughton said the following at 08/16/2008 01:26 PM :
>>> Turns out that it's not enough to just restart the X server on the
>>> destination machine. For some reason one needs to reboot.
>>> Once one does that, one can remotely log in.
>> That's a new one on me.  I suspect "sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart" would
>> have done the job.
> You're almost certainly right.
> "You need to reboot" (or words to that effect) is my shorthand for "Yes, I
> know I don't really need to reboot, and if I knew which daemon(s) to stop
> and restart then feature X would work, but since I haven't got the
> foggiest idea which daemon(s) are the magic ones for feature X, then I've
> rebooted instead, and now it works".

I hear you.  I hate to reboot if I can avoid it, just because I like to know
what it really is I'm changing.  But once in a while it's easier, and
sometimes I just can't figure out the "minimal" solution (particularly if
it's dbus related).

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