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RE: huh?
Authored by: lieb on Dec 29, '02 01:07:08AM

The difference is with XDM you're getting the complete desktop from the remote system. In essence your Mac just becomes a dumb X terminal. This can be useful for accessing Suns or SGIs or similar systems. These systems can be hard to navigate unless you get the whole desktop, menu system etc.

Also in this mode you're not running a local window manager. The window manager is provided by the remote system.
I don't know that I'd use a Mac this way very much but I have setup a bunch of bare bones linux boxes that just have decent video cards and monitors that just come up with an XDM login to a remote system. Very useful in a lab if you have a good server.

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RE: huh?
Authored by: berniemosler on Mar 07, '03 07:39:57PM

i used the command "X -query ip-adress -quartz" in terminal to get the desktop of a sgi in our local network. But after the start of XDarwin there are some infos in the terminal ending with "screen 0 added ...." and "screen 0 placed at X11 coordinate ..." and then nothing happened.
XDM on the sgi is running.
Did you ever use this command? Did it work for you?
I think I've done this a year ago with 10.1 and get the graphic-login screen of the sgi, but don't know the syntax anymore. I think there was an additional display option in the command but it didn't work. So, did you have some additional informations or know where to get one?

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