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What about an xdm session?
Authored by: cynikal on Feb 09, '04 03:12:28PM

Got this Sun box that I'd like to be presented the xdm-style login on my mac system. I can't for the life of me figure out how to do this.

Pretty sure it has something to do with the XDMCP protocol, but the Apple X11 doesn't seem to have any option on which host to query.

I used to be able to do this back on windows with any competant X server such as Exodus or X-Win32. There was an option on which xdmcp server to query but i'm lost with Apple's

This has to be possible somehow, but i'm not sure. I guess there's that price to be paid for having a rootless x server, but this hint breathes new hope for this desire of mine to not need one of those annoying sun monitors :)

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What about an xdm session?
Authored by: heather1001 on Feb 10, '04 05:15:10AM

Check out these options to Xnest ...

-query host-name contact named host for XDMCP
-broadcast broadcast for XDMCP
-indirect host-name contact named host for indirect XDMCP

If you do 'Xnest -h', you'll see that there's heaps of options, many of which aren't in the man page.

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What about an xdm session?
Authored by: aquin43 on Mar 30, '04 10:27:46AM

I have an old Sun sparc5 that is already set up running xdm.
I set up my 17 inch powerbook to communicate with the sparc by adding the following line to the mac X11 Applications menu:

/usr/X11R6/bin/Xnest :1 -geometry 1420x860 -query

where is the local network address of the sparc.
This gives me an xdm login window in a mac window.

I set X11 to 256 colours to match the requirements of the legacy programs running on the sparc.

The arrangement works well but is not absolutely reliable. The worst thing it has done is to scramble the powerbook keyboard completely so that nothing less than a power down would restore it. I have only had this working for a day, so I haven't worked out the exact circumsances that cause this problem.

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What about an xdm session?
Authored by: rbbhghs on Apr 18, '04 05:40:55AM
simply type (in the, not the XTerm as that is display :0)

X -query


/usr/X11R6/bin/X -query

if your path isn't set up right.

if you are running X11 already, use this:

/usr/X11R6/bin/X :1 -query

to send the query to DISPLAY=1. easy as pie. Not sure how I stumbled upon that, but it's very useful for me and my Fedora Box.

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What about an xdm session?
Authored by: bluehz on Apr 18, '04 09:38:21AM

I have a headless (no monitor) linux server (slackware) on our lan that I occasionally like to run some gui app from. How can I use this technique to do this sort of thing? I am currently launching Apple X11, then from Apple X11 I ssh -X user@linux into the linux box, then I can launch gui apps that show up on the OS X box monitor. That works fine - but I would like to streamline the process and do it all in one step if possible.

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