Q: X11, two boxes
Ok, time for another question. :)
I have two potato machines; amidala has monitor, keyboard, all the usuals.
sarnold has no such nice features. It only knows about the world via the
network. I use ssh2 to login to sarnold, and export DISPLAY=amidala:0.0 --
from there, I traditionally like to run netscape, though I have noticed this
with other programs.
If I try to run netscape from amidala, after having starting netscape on
sarnold, it does not actually run a second copy locally -- it just asks for
another window from the remotely running netscape. While this has its
niceties (wmnetselect still works! :) one of them is communicator, the other
navigator, and I have two seperate set of bookmarks (mainly since the ld.so
bug the other day caused my amidala netscape to stop working.. :)
Is this normal X11 behavior, to refer back to the netscape running from the
remote machine, but DISPLAYing locally? Or is it netscape specific? Is there
any way around it? (I am still trying to figure out *why* I wanted both
netscapes running at once... :)
Thanks for your time. :)
Seth Arnold | http://www.willamette.edu/~sarnold/
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