On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 04:03:01PM -0400, Roberto Sanchez wrote: > I want to thank everyone for the great suggestions so far, but I have > another question. > > I have the vncserver running on two machines on my home LAN. My > firewall/router box (a 200MHz PPro) is running WindowMaker and my other > machine (a 700MHz P3 laptop) has Gnome, KDE, and WindowMaker installed. > When I vnc into my firewall/router box I get the WindowMaker Desktop (as I > expect). But, when I vnc from my firewall/router box into the laptop, I > would like to see a Gnome desktop but I get a KDE desktop. > > The way I start the vncserver is by ssh'ing in to the machine (with the > command line options for compression and forwarding ports 5901 and 5902 as > appropriate) and then running 'vncserver :1 -geometry <resolution of > machine I am sitting at>'. I normally use gdm to manage my login for the > laptop, but since I am running vncserver after loginning into the shell, I > imagine that is using some preset default. Any ideas on how to correct > this? Am I missing something? I don't know your motives, but on a home LAN, ssh seems unnecessary, and possibly slows things down. On my home LAN I prefer something like the following, rather than vnc: $>X :1 -query <ip.of.application.server> (actually I skip the :1 part, because I only need one X server on my diskless terminal) This way I get an login prompt from the display manager on <ip.of.application.server> (in your case that would be gdm on your laptop). I use kdm myself, but I think gdm must be configured to allow non-local clients to get a login prompt. kdm is configured much like xdm but gdm is different, and I don't know what must be changed. As for default KDE or GNOME? $>ls -l /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager and # update-alternatives --config x-session-manager -- Hans Ekbrand (http://sociologi.cjb.net) <email@example.com> GnuPG key: 1024D/7050614E (currently active subkey 03CE8884) Fingerprint: 1408 C8D5 1E7D 4C9C C27E 014F 7C2C 872A 7050 614E Key available at keyserver.kjsl.com Encrypted emails prefered.
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