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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 192.0.0.1

where 192.0.0.1 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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