On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 12:44 -0700, Gordon Messmer wrote: > J. K. Cliburn wrote: > > > > If you want to actually get an X desktop on your client from the FC5 > > machine, you need to enable XDMCP on the FC5 box. Login to it and run > > gdmsetup to enable remote login. You'll have to unblock port 177 on > > it, and you'll have to unblock port 6000 on your client. > > Is there any reason you can't ssh to the host and run either > "gnome-session" or "startkde"? As far as I know, there isn't, so it's > trivial to run an X desktop via ssh rather than XDMCP. Launching gnome-session on a remote host clashes badly with the existing window manager on the local host. While it "runs," it's not really functional.