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Re: Remote logins with KDM

Op zaterdag 26 augustus 2006 18:50, schreef Dave Page:
> 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 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.

Ok, so your desktop is correctly configured (it accepts xdmcp sessions).

> However, I cannot log in directly, without launching KDE on the
> laptop first. 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 restarts.
> Any suggestions?

Take a look at the logfiles /var/log/Xfree*

It probably has the display number (1 probably, 0 is the first) in the 
name somewher (I'm on sid, using Xorg)

It will probably tell you the cause of your problem. 


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