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Fri May 27 18:46:54 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> On 5/27/2011 11:51 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>>>>> Yes, I am missing some point.  If you run X you can run anything
>>>>>> from anywhere else in a window pretty much transparently.  Why can't
>>>>>> you add
>>> <snip>
>>>>> I think you are talking about remote desktop implementation, and he
>>>>> about nVidia drivers not showing picture/image/overlay from Remote
>>>>> desktop server.
>>>> The term 'Remote desktop' usually refers specifically to the
>>>> MS-windows implementation, where NX/freenx are just X applications
>>> <snip>
>>> Yep, that's what I thought you meant. This is not the case here - I
>>> have dozens of folks running personal workstations, all running CentOS
>>> natively, and *not* dual boot, so it is Linux drivers that have to
>>> work.
>> Still a separate issue from running thunderbird or any other single app
>> remotely.  From your workstation, does 'ssh -Y rh_6_box thunderbird' do
>> something reasonable?  I suppose you would end up having to automount
>> the users own home directories there to send/download file attachments
>> with the locations they'd expect but that sort of thing is why we have
>> networks.
> Less, put this two statements in mutually connected context.
> "And I'm going to have to worry about NVidia cards, like mine, that need
> the -173 proprietary driver...."
> , and
> "I think you missed the point - they run CentOS on their workstations,
> and are X'ing to the servers. If their own workstation ain't showing,
> they don't see nuttin'."
> He says that without proprietary drivers his implementation of "Remote
> desktop" fails to show screen from the Server.

Yup. Without the proprietary driver, most folks, who have two monitors,
can't use both; in extreme cases, X crashes.