On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 09:52:07AM -0400, Matthew Weier O'Phinney wrote: > -- Santanu Chatterjee <email@example.com> wrote > (on Friday, 11 April 2003, 06:18 PM +0500): > > Hello all, > > > > Today, I saw an option in win2k in the login screen, where > > one can give the name of a client machine (in the same > > network, probably), and login as an user on that machine. > > > > This kind of a thing probably also exists under kdm (and xdm, etc), > > since sometime KDE said something about this to me. But now I am > > not being able to find that piece of info. > > > > Could you please point to the right direction? Keyword: XDMCP as others have mentioned. Most (all?) display managers in Debian have this disabled by default (security, etc). > I'm not sure about kdm, but I use gdm to do this very thing from my > laptop. Basically, you have *dm running on the serving machine, and you > have it configured to be an XDMCP server (gdmconfig has a dialog for > setting this up; run it as root while in X on the serving machine). > > On the machine that you wish to connect with, you start X with: > > $ X -query hostname Or if you're in X windows already, then you can do it in a nested X server: # apt-get install xnest $ Xnest -query hostname -geometry 1000x748 HTH -- __ | / | | T |/ _ _ | |_ | _ _ _ _ _ _ _ |\ / | V ` | | | /X V ` / V /_) V | (_' /_) V | | \ \_| | |_ |__ @ \_/ X/ | \_| \__ | | __) \__ | | | http://www.karl.jorgensen.com `-'
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