xdmcp broken

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Sep 15 14:10:35 BST 2008

Jim wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Jim wrote:
>>> A few days ago I installed kde4 on my Kubuntu box.  Before the
>>> installation I had xdmcp working so I could log into my kubuntu box
>>> without having to go into the other room.  I would log in using Xming on
>>> my windows xp box.  This worked fine.
>>> After installing kde4 nothing happens when I try to use Xming to log in.
>>>   Xming opens with the grey screen and the black x.  I didn't change any
>>> firewall settings on either box.
>> Find the kdmrc file - it has an [xdmcp] section, where by default xdmcp
>> is turned off.
> Before I installed kde4 the /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc file allowed xdmcp.  I
> had it turned on.  Here is the xdmcp section from that file.


But you've now installed kde4 - why would you expect it to be
using /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc?  That's why I said to "find" the kdmrc file -
because I have no idea where it's going to be in the current kde4 version. 

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