Subject: Re: xdm: xfree 4.2 lossage, or pilot error?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
Date: 06/21/2002 16:56:06
On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 08:24:36PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
| In article <200206202005.NAA15631@pescadero.dsg.stanford.edu>,
| Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> writes:
| > In this setup, xdm dies horribly.
| "xdm" works fine for me as long as I used it locally. I only get problems
| if I access a remote "xdm" e.g. with "X -query hostname". Unfortunately
| I hadn't time to debug this yet.
Are you sure that the remote xdm is listening to tcp connections?
Newer xdm's have
in /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config (or wherever that is for you) which
prevents it listening on remote servers.
Then there's the issue of ensuring that/etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess allows
access for your remote X server.
On a related note, I had problems remotely xdm-ing off an
XFree86 4.2 box from an 8 bit X terminal (NCD HMX), when I was using
(to display an image) when that image used ~ 256 colours. xdm would
just keep on dying with a weird error. When I down-sampled the image
to 128 colours all was well.