[CentOS] Help with XDMCP over SSH

Thu Mar 1 14:00:54 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Plant, Dean wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 14:55 +0000, Plant, Dean wrote:
>>>> I am trying to get XDMCP working over SSH on CentOS 4.4 from a
>>>> windoze box running Cygwin/Putty
>>> [snip]
>>>> Both commands will successfully display a X window and show the X
>>>> mouse pointer but not the chooser. Can anyone tell me what I am
>>>> doing wrong? 
>>> Perhaps your ssh tunnel isn't configured properly.  Let's see how
>>> you're setting up the tunnel.
>> Or, as an alternative you might like freenx on the server and the
>> nomachine NX windows client.  It gives better response over low
>> bandwidth or high latency connections and allows you to suspend a
>> session and reconnect later, perhaps from a different location.
> Thanks for your reply.
> I was hoping to use the software we already have installed
> (Putty&Cygwin) but if this fails I will look into your suggestion.

It should work, but NX is nicer in many situations.  If you just want to 
run a few applications and don't need the whole desktop you can start 
cygwin xwin in -multiwindow mode, then start the apps you want in your 
putty window using & to background them and get the prompt back.  Each 
app will open its own window on your desktop.  A variation on this theme 
is to drag the application launchers you need from the gnome menu onto 
the desktop or in a folder on the desktop and start nautilus from that 
first putty window. Clicking on the launchers will start each app in its 
own window.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com