Indirect XDMCP doesn't work

Alvin info at alvin.be
Wed Mar 25 15:18:48 UTC 2009


On Wednesday 25 March 2009 14:15:54 Alvin wrote:
> I'm having troubles with XDMCP
>
> '$ X -query hostname' works. No troubles there.
>
> '$ X -indirect hostname' shows a chooser, but when I choose the server
> (same hostname), I get to see a default grey background with an 'X' mouse
> pointer. After a while, I just get thrown back to the chooser.
>
> Anyone an idea as to what causes this, because I want to see a chooser.
> There are multiple X clients on the network. The others are Solaris based
> and work fine.

I found it. This is actually a bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/86021
Changing the 127.0.1.1 line in /etc/hosts on the XDMCP server made it work.




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