Remote sessions

Andrew andrew at
Thu Feb 11 09:34:20 CET 2010

Angel Tsankov wrote:
> Hello.
> Is it possible to start an Xfce session on a remote machine and 
> display it on the local machine? Do I need an X display manager for 
> this? Does Xfce provide one?
There are infinite variables involved. On a Slackware system I have the 
following line in the client's /etc/fstab:

x:4:wait:/usr/bin/Xorg -query

xdm runs on the server ( and provides the client with a 
login screen. This requires that you comment out the last line in 
/etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config. This is my way; there are others, depending on 
your setup.


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