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    Default Gdm and X11 forwarding

    Hi,

    I managed to forward X11 to my windows using Putty and Xming, works fine (tried xlock).

    I'm now looking to forward gnome itself, hoping it's the same principle that will apply, and I would like a few pointers for what to launch in Putty (gdm?), and if there's any conf file to alter.

    I have been looking around the gdm conf files, but I'm afraid to compromise security by changing random stuff.

    On a side note, since my linux box runs headless, I'd like it to emit a beep or ping another machine when it's ready for me to log into. Any idea how I can do that?

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    Default Re: Gdm and X11 forwarding

    Quote Originally Posted by elhedi
    Hi,

    I managed to forward X11 to my windows using Putty and Xming, works
    fine (tried xlock).

    I'm now looking to forward gnome itself, hoping it's the same principle
    that will apply, and I would like a few pointers for what to launch in
    Putty (gdm?), and if there's any conf file to alter.

    I have been looking around the gdm conf files, but I'm afraid to
    compromise security by changing random stuff.

    On a side note, since my linux box runs headless, I'd like it to emit a
    beep or ping another machine when it's ready for me to log into. Any
    idea how I can do that?
    Hi
    Why not just run NX (from nomachine which uses ssh) server, node and
    client on the headless system and then just run the windows client?

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    Default Re: Gdm and X11 forwarding

    elhedi wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I managed to forward X11 to my windows using Putty and Xming, works
    > fine (tried xlock).
    >
    > I'm now looking to forward gnome itself, hoping it's the same principle
    > that will apply, and I would like a few pointers for what to launch in
    > Putty (gdm?), and if there's any conf file to alter.
    >
    > I have been looking around the gdm conf files, but I'm afraid to
    > compromise security by changing random stuff.
    >
    > On a side note, since my linux box runs headless, I'd like it to emit a
    > beep or ping another machine when it's ready for me to log into. Any
    > idea how I can do that?
    >
    >


    Try FreeNX. Far the best solution for remote full screen graphical
    desktop sessions.
    The server runs on Linux and there are clients for windows, too.

    It's been included in openSUSE at least till 11.0.

    I made notes about installing it about a year and a half ago, I guess
    it's still pretty valid:

    http://waxborg.servepics.com/english...freenx.en.html

    Vahis
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    Default Re: Gdm and X11 forwarding

    Thanks for the ideas, I'll try FreeNX. But I'll still keep putty around since that machine will be used to install oracle on it, the gui was just to help me during oracle installation.

    Any idea for that beep thing?

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    Default Re: Gdm and X11 forwarding

    Quote Originally Posted by elhedi
    Thanks for the ideas, I'll try FreeNX. But I'll still keep putty around
    since that machine will be used to install oracle on it, the gui was
    just to help me during oracle installation.

    Any idea for that beep thing?
    Hi
    NX supports sounds on both local/remote, so I'm sure you can make it
    beep.

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