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How can I setup the X server so X client like Exceed (for window) can login ?
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by:pheur
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You have to start the X display manager (xdm) on the UNIX/Linux server. And Exceed is not an X client, it is the server. X clients are X programs such as xterm, Netscape, GIMP, .....
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by:ahTri
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So how can I login Xwindow (on a Linux server) from a MS Window machine
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Login as root to the linux machine. Type "xdm". Or, if you have KDE, "kdm" because it looks nicer. Log out.
Load Exceed Xconfig program -> communications, choose XDMCP broadcast. Exit that. Run Exceed. Rest is self explanatory.


This will only last until the Linux machine gets rebooted, it really needs to be set up to boot into run level 5 with kdm configured. But this should work as a quick solution.
Also, if you are only ever going to use that one Linux box, you could choose XDMCP query and tell it the name of the Linux box - it will then get a login prompt straight away.

To use the whole screen as your X desktop, go to Xconfig->Display, and choose Singe window and full screen.
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by:Loggytronic
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Make that, to use whole screen, go to Xconfig->Window Mode.
Also check "Exit on Server reset" or it will be difficult to get Exceed to quit..
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by:ahTri
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Broadcast still can't find the Linux host, how to set up Linux (from the installation), I have RedHat Linux and install custom then choose everything.
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by:Loggytronic
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Login to the linux machine as root, and type:

xdm

and then

ps aux

and look for an xdm entry. If it is there, then it should work.

Instead of using broadcast, try choosing XDMCP-query in the Communications section of Xconfig. Press configure and in the "connect-host" box, put the ip address or name of your linux box.
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by:ahTri
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Exceed said: "Fatal error. Manager unwilling" and close.

I try kdm, login and on Xterm type "ps aux", there is kdm entry on the list
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by:Loggytronic
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Edit

/etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess

and look for a line that says:

# *     any host can get a login prompt

and remove the hash.
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