Re: CANNOT Get Remote X to Work -- Guru Needed

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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

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