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Re: xdmcp, chooser and gdm

On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 23:41, Chipzz wrote:
> On 15 Feb 2003, Sean Harshbarger wrote:
> > I would make sure you use the gdm 2.4.x package as xdmcp is fairly easy
> > to setup. All you have to do is activate xdmcp in gdm on the 1st
> > computer, then on the 2nd computer you have to issue X -query x.x.x.x in
> Which is explicitely *NOT* what he asked.
> He asked how to set up gdm on one computer so you can -choose- what other
> computer (ALSO running [gxk]dm) to connect to. There is some code (or at
> least there was in gdm 2.0) to let you choose a host (the choser), which
> does work, he just asked how to set it up.
> I remember getting it set up (halfway) with gdm 2.0 at one point, I just
> don't remember how I did it. (I don't think it was running from gdm, I
> think I just launched it manually or something).

iirc, the chooser runs on a middleman - it works something like this;
you use the X -indirect $HOST $DISPLAY command to connect to a machine
running GDM with the chooser; that chooser shows you the hosts, then you
select one, and you are redirected to said host.  Rather silly, imho. 
If you're running GDM on the localhost, just do

 X -indirect localhost :1

> > a console (without any other X servers running)and then the 2nd
> Also not true. X -query x.x.x.x :1
> > computers login will appear on the 1st.
> Regards,
> Chipzz AKA
> Jan Van Buggenhout
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