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Re: how to use the X chooser?

>>>>> "JRB" == J R Blaakmeer <J.R.Blaakmeer@student.utwente.nl> writes:

JRB> On Mon, 30 Jun 1997 15:41:22 -0400 , Joey Hess wrote:
>> I'm trying to set up a machine as an xterm, so I want it to run the chooser
>> on bootup and then xdm... the Xaccess file seems to indicate that if you
>> make it contain just this line, it'll work:
>> But if I make that change, xdm still just comes up and I don't see the
>> chooser. What do I need to do to get the chooser to come up?

JRB> Do you mean that you are running xdm on the supposed-to-be xterm? You
JRB> shouldn't do that in your case. The only things you need are:
JRB> - xdm with the above config on the computer that is supposed to run the
JRB> programs (the server)
JRB> - an X server on the computer with the display

JRB> So if you want to set up an X treminal, have it run something like
JRB> /usr/bin/X11/X -indirect <ip_of_server>
JRB> or
JRB> /usr/bin/X11/X -query <ip_of_server>
JRB> at boot time.

JRB> The first line tries to get the chooser from the server, the second
JRB> directly opens a connection to the server. Do 'man Xserver' for more
JRB> options you might like.

One might want to run xdm on the supposed-to-be xterm in order to have
a configuration that doesn't have any hardwired server name. Also,
with xdm running in the "xterm" you will be able to do local logins
also. Just query localhost. 

 Emilio C. Lopes <mailto:Emilio.Lopes@Physik.TU-Muenchen.DE>

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