Subject: Re: Re: xdm on machine w/o screen/keyboard/mouse
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Joel CARNAT <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/29/2005 22:12:49
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On Fri, Apr 29 2005 - 16:06, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
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> >Hi,
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> >I decided to try to connect to my firewall using xdm/Xnest.
> >My FW has no screen, no keyboard, no mouse connected.
> >I boot it with serial console enabled.
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> I'm confused -- if you have no screen, why are you trying to run xdm?

 Well the idea is :
- run xdm on the firewall.
- use Xnest (on my workstation) to start graphical stuff.

 I used to "ssh -X FW app" but since I upgraded my workstation to
netbsd-3 / xfree 4.5.0, some app got errors... un-tarring old xfree
version don't correct it.
 That's why I wanted to try the Xnest/xdm way.

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