Re: Remote logins with KDM
Dave Page said...
> I have recently acquired a new laptop, on which I am running Debian
> Sarge. It's fine for outside use and so on, but I would like also to use
> it as a "thin client" for my desktop (also running Sarge) when at home.
I do this, although I'm running Ubuntu on the laptop to a Debian Sarge
"server" - it's on the floor rather than a desk.
> I found
> http://ithacafreesoftware.org/Members/mitch/notebook/debian/ltsp/ and
> followed the instructions for "Setting up remote X server (XDMCP)
> sessions". From my laptop, I can use Xnest to bring up kdm on my desktop
> and log in successfully.
> However, I cannot log in directly, without launching KDE on the laptop
Do you mean that you when you select "Remote Login" from KDM that no
servers are displayed in the XDMCP Host Menu?
If not, what happens when you add the host via XDMCP Host Menu?
> When running a local login session on the laptop, I choose "Start
> New Session" from the K menu to bring up a new KDM window, and select
> "Remote Login" there. I can see the desktop in the list of available
> servers, but when I double-click its hostname, KDM flickers and
I'd never tried that. Here (on the laptop), it did a lot of flickering -
a lot more than when starting a second session on the local machine -
but connected okay.