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Steve Lamb grey at
Wed May 21 18:09:00 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 21, 2008 10:51 am, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Steve Lamb wrote:
>> However, I'd like to do so in a manner where if my laptop needs a reboot
>> or I boot my game machine into X I can reattach to those programs.
>> Basically screen for X.  xmove was spectacularly unusable.

>>     Can NX do that or, alternatively, does anyone know of such an
>> application other than xmove that can?

> No problem, if you take the whole server desktop.  I think it is
> possible with individual windows but you may have to fiddle with the
> component programs to make it work.

    Yeah, whole desktop is easy.  I could just run a VNC session on the
server or fiddle with XDMCP from KDM.  Individual applications are far
harder since I want to only export, for example, Thunderbird and Pidgin
while running Firefox and OOo locally.

Steve Lamb

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