Remote X Apps

Gabriel Patiño gepatino at
Thu Mar 10 22:33:49 UTC 2005

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:25:53 -0500, GrapeApe <ulist at> wrote:
> If you are running gdm, make sure it is allowing your X server to have
> TCP connections.       You can check by doing a "ps -elf | grep X".
> (the option to look for is -nolisten tcp).   It comes with the factory
> default to NOT allow TCP connections.
> You can change it by running gdmsetup->security->Disallow TCP or by
> editing the /etc/gdm.conf file by hand (look for TCP).
> You'll have to restart gdm.

Be carefull!!!

When you allow TCP connection in gdm, the result is that remote
clients can connect to your gdm, and from there start a session in
your machine, using their own display.

This is different to what Ben was trying to do, just to diplay a
remote's application in your local display. For this, he should follow
the advices of using ssh -X.

Gabriel E. Patiño

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