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Re: KDE or Gnome

"Riddle, Eddie R." wrote:
> Are there distinct criteria available for choosing to use either Gnome or
> KDE?
> For example, does only KDE provide XDMCP queries?
> Best regards,
> Riddle

KDE vs. GNOME has nothing to do with XDMCP.
Recently, Andrew Allen posted a message that explained more about
this than I know, and I hope he won't mind my reposting it now.

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc grainsystems com

Andrew Allen wrote:
> I am running redhat 6.2-up from 5.2-6.0 to 6.1 and then now 6.2.  This
> is a response to Dat Le's post-which I email directly and failed. My
> question is at the bottom.
> Dat:
> I was just going over your post to the Redhat site-I think I know what
> is going on with your configuration.  (Sorry it is so late)
> There are two display managers-xdm and gdm.  One is X display manager,
> the other is Gnome Display manager.
> Exceed is looking for xdm broadcasts.  As far as I can tell, gdm does
> not broadcast x windows traffic.
> There are many steps to the process...I'll try to tackle individually.
> First, make sure that your font server is running ...
> [c7565 vader c7565]$ ps -ef |grep xfs
> xfs        690     1  0 Apr10 ?        00:00:00 xfs -config
> /etc/X11/fs/config -port 7100
> If it is not-you can start it with the following command.
> su xfs
> nohup xfs -config /etc/X11/fs/config  -port 7100 &
>  or you can run the script /etc/rc.d.init.d/xfs (if you have configured
> it with the 7100 port settings
> If it was not running with the above settings (ie, the 7100 port)-you
> have to update two files, as follows:
>  change /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs so that in the start) and restart) case
>        statements the bit that says "-port -1" reads
> #       daemon xfs -droppriv -daemon -port -7100
>         nohup xfs -config /etc/X11/fs/config -port 7100 &
> (Malcolm had this wrong and it messes up your xwindow really bad)
>        Then change /etc/X11/XF86Config so that the line
>            FontPath   "unix/:-1"
>        reads
>            FontPath   "tcp/:7100"
> then run
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs  restart (this restarts the X font Server with the
> new settings)
> Here is the important part.  Much security has been built into Linux and
> you are about to compromise it a little bit.  The rest of the stuff has
> to be run as root so su to root.
> For logging in remotely, you need to modify the Xaccess file located in
> /etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess
> Uncomment out the line
> #*     #any host can get a login window
> to
> *     #any host can get a login window
> Next, you need to change the  /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config
> You also need to uncomment out the last line of /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config
> file so that
> DisplayManager.requestPort: 0
> becomes
> ! DisplayManager.requestPort: 0
> Finally, if you have restricted access in the /etc/hosts.allow or
> /etc/hosts.deny -make proper adjustments.  If you want to enable telnet,
> ftp, etc access change the /etc/hosts.equiv file allowing certain
> machines in to yours.
> Then make sure xdm is running and try and log in.  If not su and run xdm
> Then, configure your PC to handle the above settings.  I use eXceed
> communication with XDMCP-query with the connect host as the IP or DNS
> entry and the font database running as a server (as opposed to
> directory) listening to my machine port 7100.
> With eXceed, make sure you are running the screen definition as a single
> screen.  Otherwise, you will log-in and then lose your connection.
> That should be it.  You should now be able to log in from your PC to
> your Linux box.  The login box isn't quite as flashy as if you were at
> the terminal, but once you're inside, everything is the same.  This is
> because you are logging in with xdm not gdm.
> I recommend turning off your Xwindow screen saver if you are running the
> above configuration.  It seems like running it overnight eats up too
> much memory and crashes your X display.
> The problem I have is this...
> My Linux server has a sound card and speakers.  My Windows PC has a
> sound card and speakers.  Sound is set up and configured for both.  The
> events for my login are coming out through the server, and not through
> the eXceed workstation on my PC.  Simple beeps come through the eXceed
> session though.  I am running  This may or may not be fixed in
> 6.2.  Is there some sort of Linux Audio Client server and PC client to
> sent sounds to my speaker?  I looked at the Enlightened Sound Daemon
> (EsD).  This appears to be working the opposite way.  Plus there is no
> way to receive the PC sounds.  I was thinking of setting up the real
> audio port internally and running that-but it didn't work-even after I
> changed the variable mentioned by ricdude.
> Other than that, I have had no problems.
> b.t.w RH 6.2 does not load all the Xwindow stuff by default on the
> server.  You have to load that custom or after the fact with RPM's.
> Andrew Allen
> andrew allen cna com

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