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Re: X with wdm capable of selecting host at login

>>>>> "Brian" == Brian May <bam@debian.org> writes:

    esoR> # /etc/init.d/wdm stop # X -indirect localhost

    esoR> and I get an X background with a mouse cursor but no wdm
    esoR> panel. I, once again, assume that this is the correct
    esoR> behavior. So I am now thinking, do I pass these options to X
    esoR> via the /etc/X11/wdm/Xservers file? If so the syntax is
    esoR> beyond me at the moment. I would like to think that I am not
    esoR> as dumb as a bag of hammers but facts tend to implicate me
    esoR> as so being :-/

Oh, sorry, I must have read that too fast, I though you said that the
above command worked. 

Oh, I see, you have stopped the wdm server... Of course X is not going
to be able to talk to the display manager on localhost if you just
killed the display manager...

I think you want to reconfigure wdm so it doesn't start the X server
automatically (I use gdm, sorry I can't remember how to do it on wdm,
except I know it is very simple), then the above X command will work
if wdm is running at the time.

Another command you might find of some use is

X -query remotehost.com.au

(of course, give your own host name).
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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